European MPs Pledge Support for Restitution Claims of Holocaust Survivors
The Jerusalem Post (Israel)
European Parliament members from more than 20 EU [European Union] member- states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families who are seeking the return of stolen and looted WWII property, the World Jewish Restitution Organization told The Jerusalem Post. Seventy-one MEPs from across the political spectrum issued a joint declaration promising to work together on Holocaust-era restitution and to address the growing welfare needs of survivors, many of whom live in poverty. The statement calls on the European Commission and EU member-states to appoint special envoys for Holocaust-related issues.