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The last deposit : Swiss banks and Holocaust victims' accounts

Author: Itamar Levin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
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Levin broke this story in 1995, revealing "the Jewish people's decades-long effort to return death camp victims' assets to their rightful heirs." He showed that "long after the Nazis had seized the belongings of Holocaust victims, Swiss banks concealed and appropriated their assets, demanding that their survivors produce the death certificates or banking records of the depositors in order to claim their family's  Read more...
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Levin, Itamar.
Last deposit.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(OCoLC)647074380
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Itamar Levin
ISBN: 0275965201 9780275965204
OCLC Number: 40396041
Description: xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Struggle for the Restoration of Human Dignity / Edgar Bronfman, Israel Singer --
Foreword: No Greater Human Justice / Avraham Burg --
"The Encompassing Fog" Europe's Jews Transferred Millions to Switzerland --
"Switzerland Will Examine Favorably" Victims' Money Was Designated for Refugee Rehabilitation --
"Cruelly Ironic" Switzerland Exploits Property without Heirs for Its Own Purposes --
"Crying And Screaming" A Dozen Years of Frustration with the Swiss Banks and Government --
"Cold As Ice" Evading the Law for Restoration of Property --
"We Go To War" A New Generation Takes on Righting the Wrongs --
"It's The Principle" The Beginning of a Frontal Assault on the Banks --
"The Jews Were Betrayed" The Battle Moves to the American Front --
"Opening In The Wall" Neutral Switzerland Served Nazi Interests --
"The Parties Will Cooperate" The Beginning of the Independent Investigation into the Deposits Affair --
"Oppression And Blackmail" Serious Blunders Cause Switzerland a Series of Crises --
"Easing The Suffering" Steps Toward Absolving the Sins of the Past.
Other Titles: Piḳadon aḥaron.
Responsibility: Itamar Levin ; translated by Natasha Dornberg ; forewords by Edgar Bronfman, Israel Singer, and Avraham Burg.

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Levin broke this story in 1995, revealing "the Jewish people's decades-long effort to return death camp victims' assets to their rightful heirs." He showed that "long after the Nazis had seized the belongings of Holocaust victims, Swiss banks concealed and appropriated their assets, demanding that their survivors produce the death certificates or banking records of the depositors in order to claim their family's property."--Jacket.

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