Israeli Holocaust assets listed on-line

Israeli assets believed to have been left behind by Holocaust victims can now be claimed by their heirs over the Internet.

The Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims’ Assets, which was established in 2006 following disclosures that Israeli banks hold many accounts and properties that have gone unclaimed since World War II, has set up a Web site with the names of some 7,000 original owners believed to have perished at the hands of the Nazis.

Heirs of those who appear on the list can apply for restitution at www.hashava.org.il. The site is in Hebrew with English translation.

This site does not deal with living persons, or properties and accounts outside of Israel.

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