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Claims for compensation deadline Dec. 2008 Kresy property.


celinski 31 | 1,258  
21 Dec 2007 /  #1
This is the 1944 aggreement for compensation to property owners that were deported from eastern Poland. Today a deadline of Dec. 2008 is set to get claims in, proof of ownership and forced removal. Russia removed us and had no say when the land was split. Why are they the ones to pay the price once more?

Carol, USA

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plk123 8 | 4,150  
21 Dec 2007 /  #2
dead link, so it seems here anyway.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Dec 2007 /  #3
it opened up for as an Adobe file. Haven't read yet though.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
21 Dec 2007 /  #4
yes, i understand that's what it's supposed to do but it shows as 404 here.. i'll try from my other location later.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Dec 2007 /  #5
Strange. It's only 8 pages long anyway...
plk123 8 | 4,150  
21 Dec 2007 /  #6
Document Not Found
The document you requested could not be found.

is what i still get. :(
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
21 Dec 2007 /  #7
Me now too. Which is a pity because I had only read some of it! :(
OP celinski 31 | 1,258  
21 Dec 2007 /  #8
A few key points:
- The law is based on post-war agreements between the governments of Poland and the USSR; - Applications can be made by original owners or by their heirs (as long as they are Polish citizens); - Polish law means that all descendants of Polish Citizens automatically have Polish citizenship too, but they do need to apply for documents;

- Applications can be lodged in Poland or in Polish Consular offices (Embassies, Consulates) in other countries; - Document originals or archive copies are required,
but where these are missing, 2 (unrelated) witnesses who lived in or near the
original places can make sworn statements instead;- Value will be paid of 20% of current property values, established by comparison with similar Polish land; - We have until December 2008 (not very far away) to lodge applications.

This process may not be easy and the returns will probably be more symbolic (the principle of the thing) than financial.
Sorry if you can't open it is the 8 pages from Poland Goverment. I will try to get it for you by printing and copy the file.

Carol
balanda - | 2  
5 Sep 2008 /  #9
What is the situation at the moment regarding property claims for land, homes and industrial plants in Poland itself - we have claimed land near Kielce and properties in Sosnowiec, have passports, but so far nothing??
OP celinski 31 | 1,258  
5 Sep 2008 /  #10
we have claimed land near Kielce and properties in Sosnowiec, have passports, but so far nothing??

This deadline is for eastern pre war Poland, "Kresy"now Ukraine. Poland reports having many more claims than they expected. They are revieewing and as long as you reach the deadline (that may be extended) you will be all set. IMO this may be reimbursed by Russia in the future as requested by EU and this is still in the air. Contact me by email if you need the forms.
ConstantineK 26 | 1,259  
7 Sep 2008 /  #11
Your entreaties for compensations for Kresy have the same chances to come true with the same probability as French demands to England for Cressy.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163  
7 Sep 2008 /  #12
They are being paid...
ski 7 | 140  
7 Sep 2008 /  #15
dream on ...

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