UK hosts emergency meeting on millions of unclaimed Holocaust property stolen from Jews, others


April 21, 2023

(JNS) — Victims and relatives have yet to claim millions of belongings that Nazi authorities stole from Jews and others during the Holocaust, a British official said on March 28 during an international conference of Holocaust representatives in London.

Eric Pickles, the United Kingdom government’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, complained that international auctioneers are profiting from stolen artwork and other valuable artifacts as survivors who can identify their previous possessions dwindle.

“We need to get a grip on this in the next five years, or it will be too late,...

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