Friday, March 6, 2009

Vilnius - Lithuania to Pay $41 Million Over Jewish Property Seized In WWII

Lithuania is planning to pay 113 million litai ($41 million) in compensation for Jewish property seized by the Nazis during World War II and subsequently kept in the state sector.
 

Over 200,000 Jews lived in the Baltic country before World War II, and Vilnius was called "The Jerusalem of the North." There are currently around 5,000 Jews in Lithuania. 

Synagogues were returned to Jewish communities several years ago, but claims have been laid to other buildings that previously belonged to Jews.  (RIA)


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2 comments:

  1. It would also have been a nice gesture to make all the Jewish vital records available for free.

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  2. Slowly but surely

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