CJHSD joins the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) in welcoming the announcement by the Good Will Foundation that Lithuanian Holocaust survivors or their heirs can now apply for the Compensation for Immovable Private Property in Lithuania program.
The application deadline is December 31, 2023.
The program is a result of legislation (Law No. XI-1470, as amended) which was introduced in November by Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and signed into law by President Gitanas Nausėda on December 29, 2022. It aims to provide a measure of justice for Holocaust survivors and their families who were excluded from previous restitution legislation in Lithuania.
Funds will be distributed to eligible applicants by July 1, 2025.
Pinchas Gutter Co-President, CJHSD
Edit Kuper Co-President, CJHSD
Shimon Koffler Fogel President & CEO, CIJA