Last Friday, the Serbian Parliament, «national Assembly», approved a bill called experts on restitution «precedent», according to which the Jewish community will receive compensation for the property of murdered Jews, who had no heirs, expropriated during the Holocaust and subsequent.
About it writes on Sunday, February 14, Jewish news Agency JTA.
In the document published on the website of the world Jewish organization for restitution (WJRO, States that, according to this law, within 25 years the Jewish community of Serbia would be paid more than $ 1 million.
Note that in most of the countries of Eastern Europe are the descendants of Jews killed in the Holocaust, are forced to seek the return of expropriated property by the Nazis in the courts, but in none of them there is no law on the restitution of property those who do not have heirs.
The head of the Executive Department of the WJRO Gideon Taylor said the decision of the Serbian Parliament «an important step towards justice and recognition of historical facts». He also expressed the hope that other governments will follow this inspiring example, will honor thus the memory of the victims and open new perspectives for the Jewish communities.
Recall that in 2009, 46 countries have signed a joint document that defines the principles of compensation for lost property of those who left no heirs, but none of them has taken no real steps.