WJRO: Lithuania Property Law Is a Measure of Justice

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) acknowledges the significant step taken today with the passage of legislation by the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) which provides for limited compensation for communal and religious property owned by the Jewish community of Lithuania before the Holocaust.

The law offers a small measure of justice and material compensation for those whose lives and communities were destroyed in the Holocaust.  In addition, some funds will be available in 2012 to assist needy, elderly Lithuanian survivors of Nazi persecution with medical and welfare needs.  Douglas Davidson, the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, remarked that “these complicated discussions, involving Lithuania and the WJRO, led to an important step being taken which addresses the historical record.  I very much hope that this will serve as an impetus for other governments to act appropriately.”

Source: World Jewish Restitution Organization.
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