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The return of property stolen during the Holocaust

This page presents information regarding family law in Germany.

The German law regarding the return of property stolen from Jews (VermG), states that the forced sale real estate is Void. Heirs of Jews that left buildings and lands in the former East Germany and fled for the lives or perished in the Holocaust, could have been claimed in two ways until 1992:

A claim for compensation - a fixed amount according fixed and strict tables (In this case the property cannot be returned since it was bombed, parcelized, or converted into a public building, etc.).

Repossession claim - gaining repossession and ownership of a real estate property.

 
The return of property stolen during the Holocaust
 
The authority qualified to handle these open property-related questions is called Arov.

After 1992, German law transferred Jewish property in East Germany, under certain conditions, to the hands of the Claims Conference, which was recognized as the "successor".
 
since then inheritors cannot directly file claims against Germany, but only through the Claims Conference. The Claims Conference set rules and deadlines for submitting applications of inheritors to receive compensation for property stolen from their relatives during the Holocaust.
Attorney Dr. Yuval Hen Law Firm handles hundreds of requests for compensation for property the Nazis had stolen from Jews in Germany.

This operation include locating property and/or other inheritors, issuing relevant orders and negotiating with German authorities. Until now, our clients received assets in Germany or very considerable sums due to property stolen from their relatives during the Holocaust.