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The Plunder of Jewish property during the Holocaust : confronting European history

Author: Avi Beker
Publisher: Washington Square, New York : New York University Press, 2001.
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The campaign for the restitution of Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust has led to more than 40 European commissions set up to ascertain how the property was dealt with after the war ended.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Claims
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avi Beker
ISBN: 0814798675 9780814798676
OCLC Number: 44405848
Description: xi, 355 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: unmasking national myths: Europeans challenge their history / Avi Becker --
The inexplicable behaviour of states / Stuart E. Eizenstat --
Estimating Jewish wealth / Sidney Jay Zabludoff --
The Holocaust, "thefticide" and restitution: a legal perspective / Irwin Cotler --
Defrosting history: the restitution of Jewish property in Eastern Europe / Laurence Weinbaum --
A commentary on Europe's looted gold, 1938-45 / Arthur L. Smith, Jr. --
German assets in Switzerland at the end of the Second World War / Sidney Jay Zabludoff --
Why was Switzerland singled out? A case of belated justice / Avi Beker --
The great culture robbery: the plunder of Jewish-owned art / Hector Feliciano --
France and the burdens of Vichy / Shmuel Trigano --
Quiet collusion: Sweden's financial links to Nazi Germany / Sven Fredrik Hedin and Göran Elgemyr --
"Ex-enemy Jews": the fate of the assets of Holocaust victims and survivors in Britain / Stephen Ward and Ian Locke --
The Norwegian moral and material statement: White paper no. 82 to the Storting / Norwegian Ministry of Justice --
Austria: the evasion of responsibility / Itamar Levine --
Franco's Spain: willing, unwanted ally of Nazi Germany / Cesar Vidal --
Portugal's double game: between the Nazis and the Allies / Antonio Luca --
The robbery of Dutch Jews and postwar restitution / Gerard Aalders --
Italy: aspects of the unbeautiful life / Furio Moroni --
The Vatican and the Shoah: unanswered questions of material complicity / Arieh Doobov --
Confiscation in Belgium: diamonds and other Jewish properties / Viviane Teitelbaum-Hirsch.
Responsibility: edited by Avi Beker ; with a foreword by Edgar Bronfman and Israel Singer.
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"This useful compilation of essays serves as an introduction and guide to the complexities arising from the theft of Jewish property during WWII...This anthology belongs in every library." -Choice

 
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