Belgian Government Enacts Legislation Returning Property of German Jewish Refugees

The Belgian Government has enacted legislation providing for the return to German Jewish refugees of property seized under laws of 1941 and 1945 impounding the property of “enemy nationals,” the World Jewish Congress disclosed today, making public a letter of appreciation sent to the Belgian Ambassador in Washington.

The newly-enacted law frees from sequestration property of Jews, former enemy nationals, who were deprived of their German citizenship under Hitler. Jews who can prove that they were victims of German aggression will regain their property. Jewish pressessors of certificates proving non-enemy affiliation, or those who themselves or a member of whose family served with the Allied armies or in one of the Allied resistance movements, automatically come within the scope of the new law.

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