An initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), with the support of the Government of Israel, Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce - Project HEART — aims to provide the tools, strategy, and information to enable the Government of Israel, the project, and its partners to bring about a small measure of justice to eligible heirs of Jewish victims, the victims themselves, and the Jewish people.
At this initial stage, Project HEART is focusing on identifying individuals with potential claims regarding the following types of private property for which no restitution was received after the Holocaust era: (1) private property that was located in countries that were controlled by the Nazi forces or Axis powers at any time during the Holocaust era; and (2) private property that belonged to Jewish persons as defined by Nazi/Axis racial laws; and (3) private property that was confiscated, looted, or forcibly sold by the Nazi forces or Axis powers during the Holocaust era.
"Many victims of the Holocaust returned to their homes to find that they had no ability to recover their own property," said Natan Sharansky, Jewish Agency for Israel's Chairman. "Project HEART is a general comprehensive program that is launched to gather information with the eventual purpose of receiving compensation for property looted, stolen, or forcibly sold during the Holocaust.".
For more information, please visit www.heartwebsite.org.
JEWISH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICE is in need of non-perishable, nutritious food to stock their emergency food pantry. High protein items such as tins of tuna or salmon, peanut butter, canned soups and pastas can help make a difference to individuals or families who are in need of this assistance. A JCFS food bin is located at the synagogue.
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