Holocaust-Era Property Database Reaches 2 million Records

Posted on February 3, 2012 by


Via JTA:

A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records.

Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the government of Israel, says it is the largest publicly available single-source database of lost Jewish property assets from the Holocaust era.

The online database was unveiled last May with 500,000 records. The records have been made available to help Jewish families identify personal property confiscated by the Nazis and to help victims seek restitution, according to the project.

The records include property addresses, lists of homeowners, professions, lists of known confiscated properties, business directories, insurance policies and other archival information.

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