WJRO’s #MyPropertyStory campaign encourages Holocaust survivors and their families to share their personal stories. The campaign raises awareness regarding the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Thank you for making the third annual MPS campaign a great success. You are welcome to continue submitting your stories and we will publish them during the next campaign in January 2023. Please stay tuned for more information.
Behind your family’s home, business, and keepsake, there is a story.
What connects you to your family history?
View of the entrance to a Jewish owned business in Zagreb, Croatia belonging to Vilim Weiss (circa 1941). Credit: @USHMM, courtesy of Marta Kupfermann Elkana
Maurice Tabaksman fought for many years for the return of properties – two apartment blocks and a parcel of land – owned by his family in Warsaw before the Second World War.
The government of former Yugoslavia gave our property as a gift to the USA which later sold it to France to be used for their embassy.
I never met my Grandparents as they all were killed in Poland
Aryanized stores, homes & merchandise in Vienna & Poland
75 years claiming my father’s property and maybe almost there
The family was destroyed but the farmstead remained.
The family home built by my grandfather, Yitzhak Frucht in 1938, is currently a regional dental clinic in Lviv, Ukraine.
Dr. Tova Friedman, one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz, along with her daughter Taya Goodman, and her grandson, Aron Goodman, share their own story of what has connected them to their family history.
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