What no mention of non-Jewish Polish property restitution from WWII and communist era? Let me guess :-)))WARNING: It is anti-Polish to click any of the links contained in this post
Statement of Miroslaw Szypowski, President of the Organization of Property Owners in Poland (Ogolnopolskie Porozumienie Organizacji Rewindykacyjnych)
In the name of the Ogolnopolskie Porozumienie Organizacji Rewindykacyjnych/National Polish Understanding of Recovery Organizations representing more than 250,000 members, I wouldlike to assure the Committee that we fully sympathize and support your demand in the matter of an urgent arrangement by the Polish Government and Parliament of a law permitting the return of property plundered on the basis of confiscation decrees and laws of the Communist Government to the lawful owners and heirs.The confiscation of assets, frequently comprising possessions accumulated over several generations, by the Communist regime affected all Polish citizens including a large number of Jews particularly harmed by Holocaust criminals.
The fact that 15 years have passed since the government's transformation took place in
Poland and the Polish state has done nothing to achieve even partially a redress of harms that other former states of the Communist block have already done
, places successive governments and parliaments in Poland in not the best position.
Seems to be quite a few other interested parties 'Ganging up on Poland' for their rights:
OGÓLNOPOLSKIE POROZUMIENIE ORGANIZACJI REWINDYKACYJNYCH (OPOR)
POLSKA UNIA W£AŚCICIELI NIERUCHOMOŚCI (PUWN)
ZRZESZENIE W£AŚCICIELI NIERUCHOMOŚCI W WARSZAWIE (ZWN-Wa)
STOWARZYSZENIE W£AŚCICIELI NIERUCHOMOŚCI W £ODZI (SWN-£ó)
OGÓLNOPOLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE W£AŚCICIELI NIERUCHOMOŚCI Z SIEDZIBĄ W GDYNI (SWN-Gd)
OGÓLNOPOLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE KRESOWIAN WIERZYCIELI SKARBU PAŃSTWA (OSK-WSP)
ZWIĄZEK WYSIEDLONYCH WIERZYCIELI SKARBU PAŃSTWA (ZWWSP)
WIELKOPOLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE WYW£ASZCZONYCH (WSW)
POLSKIE TOWARZYSTWO ZIEMIAŃSKIE (PTZ)
ZWIĄZEK SZLACHTY POLSKIEJ (ZSzP)
STOWARZYSZENIE POSZKODOWANYCH MIESZCZAN WARSZAWSKICH (SPMW)
STOWARZYSZENIE PRZEMYS£OWCÓW POLSKICH (SPP)
STOWARZYSZENIE BY£YCH W£AŚCICIELI APTEK I WYTWÓRNI FARMACEUTYCZNYCH ORAZ ICH RODZIN "APTEKARZE"
STOWARZYSZENIE W£AŚCICIELI WYW£ASZCZONYCH PÓL I HAL W TATRACH (SWWPiHwT)
STOWARZYSZENIE W£AŚCICIELI I SPADKOBIERCÓW OSÓB POSZKODOWANYCH PRZEZ REFORMĘ ROLNĄ "KASZUBI"
STOWARZYSZENIE £EMKÓW (S£)
ZJEDNOCZENIE £EMKÓW (Z£)
SPO£ECZNE STOWARZYSZENIE "GROMADA WAWRZYSZEW"
ZWIĄZEK GMIN WYZNANIOWYCH ŻYDOWSKICH W POLSCE
STOWARZYSZENIE OSÓB ZAPOMNIANYCH PRZEZ BANKI NIEMIECKIE (SOZpBN)
And no mention of the unwillingness of the Polish state to settle with surviving heirs such as polishrestitution.com/statement.php]
a Holocaust survivor originally from Lodz, Poland, who has filed a case against Poland with the European Court on Human Rights for compensation for his family's manufacturing company stolen by the Nazis and taken over by Poland after World War II.
or non-Jewish cases such as:
WARSAW (Reuters) - A campaign by heirs of Polish aristocrats to recover a palace seized by the communistshas exposed Poland's continued failure to resolve the restitution of property to former owners after two decades of democracy. The Branicki family says it has now decided to demand the return of the entire estate at Wilanow Palace, not just family heirlooms and archives as previously planned, due to frustration over lack of progress in a legal battle dating back to 1990.
And I still have my eye on that nice shinny new office block built on the site of ul. Panska 28 in Warsaw (opposite ul. Marianska) that used to belong to my father's family until they were forcibly removed to make way for the 'Little Ghetto'.
Before anyone asks: I agree with the UK system that after due process all intestate or heirless assests revert to the state. Period.
Its not just Russians, everyone attempts to rewrite history to suit their own ends --one only has to read PF to see how it works :-))
And I am sure some will say I am the biggest culprit but that suits their purpose as it does mine :-))