Justice for Holocaust Victims

April 5, 2011 / 1 Nissan 5771 

In video being screened at Times Square, Netanyahu calls for justice for victims of Holocaust.

The video features Project HEART, a new initiative of the Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel for restitution of Jewish property from the Holocaust era. Netanyahu: “The world has the opportunity to carry out its humanitarian responsibility towards those who suffered terribly during the Holocaust”.

On one of the jumbo screens in New York’s Times Square, a short video is being screened with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu calling for justice for Holocaust victims. The video, which will be shown for around 90 days, is in the framework of a new project of the Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel for restitution of Jewish property from the Holocaust era: HEART. The advertising was made possible by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Project HEART (Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce) is aimed at bringing justice to Holocaust victims and their legal heirs. It wishes to locate individuals who have potential claims regarding various kinds of private property for which compensation was not received following the Holocaust period.

In the video at Times Square, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that “this is a very important and noble project that ensures that we achieve justice that was denied Holocaust victims and their heirs for too long. It provides the world with the opportunity to carry out its humane responsibility towards those who suffered terribly during the Holocaust period.”

“Many Holocaust survivors came back to their homes and discovered that they have no opportunity to retrieve their property”, said Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive. “For the first time since the Holocaust, a general and comprehensive program for gathering information has been launched, one aimed at compensation for property which was confiscated, looted or forcibly sold during the Holocaust”, added Sharansky.

Further information and downloading the questionnaire is available on the project’s website: www.heartwebsite.org.

Photo credit: David Karp

For further information contact:
Michael Jankelowitz
Spokesman to Foreign Press
Jewish Agency for Israel
www.jewishagency.org
mjankelowitz@gmail.com
+972.52.6130220 mobile



 

 

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