Tagged Eastern European countries

Pressing Poland on restitution poses dilemma for U.S., Jewish groups

President Barack Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk speaking at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, May 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Poland is a stalwart American ally in Europe, a bulwark against an increasingly belligerent Russia and, with the recent opening of a major new Warsaw museum, is enjoying a flush of accolades for its belated embrace of its Jewish roots. But there‚Äôs a thorn in the… Read more »

On restitution, a rundown of where they stand in Eastern Europe

PRAGUE (JTA) — The following is a rundown of some Eastern European countries and where they stand on restitution: Poland: Has not enacted any form of private restitution or compensation for an estimated $30.5 billion worth of property confiscated by the Nazis, then the communists. The Jewish share of… Read more »