Boris raises resti­tu­tion con­cerns with Poland

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

JEWISH GROUPS have thanked For­eign Sec­re­tary Boris John­son for rais­ing their con­cerns with the Pol­ish gov­ern­ment over a planned law lim­it­ing claims on pri­vate prop­erty seized by the Nazis to cur­rent Pol­ish cit­i­zens or the first heirs of the orig­i­nal own­ers.

In a let­ter to Board of Deputies chief ex­ec­u­tive Gil­lian Mer­ron, the For­eign Sec­re­tary wrote that the UK’s Spe­cial En­voy for PostHolo­caust Is­sues, Sir Eric Pickles, had raised the is­sue with his Pol­ish coun­ter­part, high­light­ing the reser­va­tions ex­pressed by the Board and the World Jewish Resti­tu­tion Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WJRO) that the nar­row cri­te­ria would ex­clude the vast ma­jor­ity of Holo­caust sur­vivors and their fam­i­lies.

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