Berlin’s Supreme Restitution Court Settled 950 Cases in Five Years

The Supreme Restitution Court of Berlin, established by the Allied Powers as the final court of appeals on restitution claims in Berlin, received 2,144 cases in its five years of existence and settled 954 of them, according to a summary of the court’s work made public today. The court also approved settlements in 503 other cases.

The appeals body, which is located in the former headquarters of Alfred Rosenberg, the so-called philosopher of the Nazi movement who headed the foreign department of the Nazi Party, is a mixed tribunal composed of three Germans, an American, a British and a French judge. The presiding judge is a Swede. The court’s proceedings are in English, French and German.

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