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The Complexity and History of Property Restitution in Poland

The Complexity and History of Property Restitution in Poland

   POLISH-AMERICAN ADVOCACY GROUP EVENING STAR BUILDING, 7th FLOOR 1101 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20004   October 17, 2013   To the Members of the Congressional Caucus on Poland: This is to inform you about the case of property restitution in Poland, including Jewish property. Whereas there has been no comprehensive legislation for property [...]

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Polish Property Confiscated by the Partitioning Powers
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Polish Property Confiscated by the Partitioning Powers

  During the Second World War, and directly after, Polish citizens had their properties confiscated by the two invaders and occupiers: the German Nazis and the Soviet Communists. However, quite a few Poles were deprived of their property from the eighteenth century onwards by the three partitioning powers—Prussia, Austria, and Russia—as shown by the Wykaz [...]

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You are NOBODIES: The sadly typical case of the Plebański Family in Poland

You are NOBODIES: The sadly typical case of the Plebański Family in Poland

The case of the Plebański Family is sadly typical from the perspective of property restitution in post-communist Poland. The Plebańskis had devoted themselves to serving their country for generations. Both the German Nazi and Soviet Communist occupiers of Poland persecuted and jailed them. Following the “fall” of communism-proper in 1989, they were not only unable [...]

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