A Jewish peer has launched a blistering attack on Poland for “squatting on the property of three million” Holocaust victims, during a House of Lords debate on restitution .
Baroness Ruth Deech said the country was “the most egregious offender” when it came to returning Nazi-looted art, as peers debated a Bill to extend the ability of UK museums to return artworks to the descendants of their former owners .
Terezin Declaration, to which the UK is a party, called on those countries that have not yet made restitution to do so along the lines of the declaration,” she said.
“The most egregious offender is Poland, squatting on the property of three million victims of the Nazis, the only country in modern Europe to refuse to set up a scheme for compensation.”
She said this “presented yet another example of Poland’s cavalier attitude to the rule of law and European obligations,” adding: “The European Parliament, US Congress and British parliamentarians have urged Poland to do justice—so far to no avail.”
Deech said restitution was “symbolically important,” because it “sends a message to this war-torn world that, if the enemy despoiler does his worst, nevertheless, in the end, that wrong will be righted”.
The Washington Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets in 1998 agreed the need to identify art looted by the Nazis in public museums and galleries around the world, and to establish dispute resolution mechanisms for claims.
Lord Younger said “very little looted art found its way to the UK during and after the war, unlike mainland Europe, where many hundreds of works of art have been returned to claimants over the years”.
Lord Pickles, the UK’s special envoy for post-Holocaust issues, said: “Around the world, thousands of artefacts, properties and belongings remain in the wrong hands.
“People and communities are often very proud of their collections and may even be well meaning, but stolen property in the most benign and cultured hands is still theft. It is shocking that, even today, thousands of injustices remain uncorrected.”
The constant holocaust revisionism and manipulation being used by the media in regards to Poland is shameful. It is being ramped up now more than ever because of the blackmailing being used for illegal reparations. People need to be assertive and careful when viewing the media’s distortion of this topic and how actually insane this whole maneuvering actually is. Poland has every right to defend herself from these greedy insatiable pirates who attack relentlessly without regard for any integrity or historical accuracy. Historical truth is at stake and individuals who are concerned with the posterity being preserved must not let these soulless individuals interpret history to suit their wicked agenda. I feel the next video should address the Soviet collaboration of the Polish Jews that is basically not heard of in western history. The truth is well hidden and much of what is regarded as antisemitism is actually Polish patriotism and defense against aggressors who happen to be Jewish. Yet, as usual, the cop-out is the accusation of antisemitism which is not the truth.
Netanjahu go to hell!
Ruth Deech had vast family assets stolen by the Nazis (flats in Krakow) and the Soviets (an oil refinery in the Soviet occupied zone of Poland 1939-41) and then by the Soviet-installed Communist regime, so she blames the Poles … and tells stories about their illiteracy and filth and how the family candlesticks must be distributed across the whole of Poland.
Hmmm … she has reason to be sore, but this is not the approach to take. http://www.miriamshaviv.com/ruth-deech.php
Firstly, This is about heir less property. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this kind of property becomes state property in every country. They don’t just give it away to religious groups.
Secondly, the deceased Jews were polish citizens for generations. Israel did not exist until 1948.
Jews who demand money right now are mostly American Jews who declined help to European Jews during WW2.
Thirdly, they need the money to further spread war in middle east, murder civilians and create ghettos like they do now.
Finally, Jews have already received restitution for losses during WW2.
Restitution are just convenient tool to scam money in my opinion.Picture this situation:
China signs JUST act to support this claims because it’s only right to give back the money and property that rightfully belongs to murdered Catholics. Non-catholic USA citizens are nothing but squatters occupying catholic properties after all.
Would USA pay?