I read about the Polish government compensation for Holocaust survivors, offering about $130 a
month — enough to starve on (“New Rules Pave Way For Polish Expat Pensions,” May 22).
It is another way to avoid true restitution of the close to $40 billion in Jewish properties that were never returned to the owners or survivors. For past 25 years I have been trying to recover the properties my grandfather and father owned that are valued at over $25 million. I have documents from 1928-1938 about the ownership, and document of an order by a German judge to transfer of the factory from my father to a representative of Germany.
Recently the Polish government passed a law that prohibits restitution or claims of properties that have not had owners for more than five years, and thus our claim is no longer valid.