Justice for Holocaust Survivors: Property Restitution

Petition

As the population of Holocaust survivors diminishes, I ask your government to ensure justice for Holocaust survivors, their families, and for Jewish communities, whose property was wrongfully taken from them by the Nazis and their allies and by subsequent Communist governments.

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Call to Action

My name is Jehuda Evron, and I am a Holocaust survivor.

I am asking you to take a simple step to help the effort to correct a historic wrong. I have fought for 20 years for the return of property taken by the Nazis from their Jewish victims, including from my wife’s family.

I have pressed government officials in Poland – and around the globe – on behalf of Holocaust survivors, and spoken at countless meetings to tell the world our story.

Now, I am in my 80s. Until the day I die, I will not give up. Every day, the few remaining Holocaust survivors are passing away. Sadly, many of these survivors will die in poverty, without benefiting from their property. Our struggle for justice cannot die with us.

This Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), as the world remembers the Holocaust, I ask that the generations of those born after the Holocaust commit to continue the struggle that our generation started. Future generations need to continue efforts to recover what the Nazis, their allies and collaborators, as well as subsequent Communist governments, unjustly took from us and our families and from Jewish communities.

The community of nations has taken some measures toward recognizing the need for justice. In 2009, 47 countries endorsed the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues. In doing so, these countries called for a fair and speedy process to file claims and receive restitution or compensation for our property, as well as for properties that belonged to the devastated Jewish communities. The Terezin Declaration also recognizes the governments’ responsibility to care for needy Holocaust survivors, and to provide restitution of heirless property in order to fund this assistance, as well as Holocaust commemoration and education.

Together with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, I ask you to help in this struggle for justice and accept this Call to Action by signing this petition to the heads of state of the 47 nations that endorsed the Terezin Declaration.

In deep appreciation,

Jehuda Evron

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I accept the Call to Action to pursue justice for Holocaust survivors, their families and Jewish communities, whose property was wrongfully taken from them during and after the Holocaust, by signing the following message to the heads of state of the 47 countries that endorsed the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues in 2009:

As the population of Holocaust survivors diminishes, I ask your government to ensure justice for Holocaust survivors, their families, and for Jewish communities, whose property was wrongfully taken from them by the Nazis and their allies and by subsequent Communist governments.

For more information, please visit the WJRO Call to Action website.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Heads of Government of the 47 nations that endorsed the Terezin Declaration
  • Prime Minister of Albania
    Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama
  • President of Argentina
    President of Argentina Mauricio Macri
  • Prime Minister of Australia
    Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull
  • Federal Chancellor of Austria
    Federal Chancellor of Austria Werner Faymann
  • Prime Minister of Belarus
    Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov
  • Prime Minister of Belgium
    Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel
  • Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic
  • President of Brazil
    President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
  • Prime Minister of Bulgaria
    Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov
  • Prime Minister of Canada
    Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
  • Prime Minister of Croatia
    Prime Minister of Croatia Tihomir Oreskovic
  • President of Cyprus
    President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades
  • Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
    Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka
  • Prime Minister of Denmark
    Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen
  • Prime Minister of Estonia
    Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi Roivas
  • Chancellor of Germany
    Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
  • Prime Minister of Greece
    Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
  • Prime Minister of Hungary
    Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban
  • Taoiseach of Ireland
    Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny
  • Prime Minister of Israel
    Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
  • President of the Council of Ministers of Italy
    President of the Council of Ministers of Italy Matteo Renzi
  • Prime Minister of Latvia
    Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Kucinskis
  • Prime Minister of Lithuania
    Algirdas Butkevicius
  • Prime Minister of Luxembourg
    Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel
  • Interim President of the Government of Macedonia
    Interim President of the Government of Macedonia Emil Dimitriev
  • Prime Minister of Malta
    Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat
  • Prime Minister of Moldova
    Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Filip
  • Prime Minister of Montenegro
    Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Dukanovic
  • Prime Minister of The Netherlands
    Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte
  • Prime Minister of Norway
    Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg
  • Prime Minister of Poland
    Prime Minister of Poland Beata Szydlo
  • Prime Minister of Portugal
    Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Costa
  • Prime Minister of Romania
    Prime Minister of Romania Dacian Ciolos
  • Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
    Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev
  • Prime Minister of Serbia
    Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic
  • Prime Minister of Slovakia
    Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico
  • Prime Minister of Slovenia
    Prime Minister of Slovenia Miro Cerar
  • President of the Government of Spain
    President of the Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy
  • Prime Minister of Sweden
    Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven
  • President of the Federal Council of Switzerland
    President of the Federal Council of Switzerland Johann Schneider-Ammann
  • Prime Minister of Turkey
    Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu
  • Prime Minister of Ukraine
    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron
  • President of Uruguay
    Tabaré Vázquez
  • Prime Minister of Finland
    Juha Sipilä
  • Prime minister of France
    MANUEL VAllS
  • President
    Barack Obama


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