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Survivors share stories of what they lost during the Shoah

Social media campaign by the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO) highlights tales behind stolen property

People arrive for commemorations at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland,  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
People arrive for commemorations at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Holocaust survivors have been sharing their stories of stolen property in a new social media campaign from the World Jewish Restitution Organisation (WJRO).

Millions of items were taken from Jews and many represented cherished memo ries of loved ones or happier times. 

“The campaign focuses on survivors, their descendants and their connection to their family history before and after the Shoah, to shine a light on the unprecedented theft of property from Jewish people and communities during the Holocaust and its aftermath,” said WJRO’s Gideon Taylor.

The campaign, which marks 75 years since the Holocaust,  will add further pressure to Poland – the only country in the EU not to have passed comprehensive legislation for restitution or compensation for private property.

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