JCCs Can Help Israel to Find Holocaust Heirs

Many European Jews who died during the Holocaust held property, bank accounts, and other valuables in what was then Palestine, and the Israeli government is now searching for their heirs.

We have asked JCCs to spread the word to potential heirs to contact The Company for Location & Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets, the agency set up by the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. “You could be providing an enormous service to families in your community,” Allan Finkelstein, president of JCC Association, said in a message to JCC executive directors.

If anyone has specific information about an heir, contact Jeremy Ruden, jeremy@jeremyruden.com

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