Series Examines Restitution of Cultural Objects Taken During World War II
The issue of restitution of cultural objects and other assets confiscated during World War II is particularly relevant in Israel. A report authored by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel estimated that, as of the year 2013, 193,000 Holocaust survivors currently live in Israel, and the number of restitution claims made by Holocaust survivors and their descendants has increased in recent years. The following blog post by Greenberg Traurig Attorney Kevin P. Ray and originally published on the firm’s Cultural Assets blog, provides an analysis of recent developments in the restitution of cultural objects taken during World War II. Part II of the article is available on the Cultural Assets blog.