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Contents Acknowledgments x Holocaust Restitution Timeline xiii Introduction 1 Michael J. Bazyler and Roger Alford Part I: Overview 27 1 International Law and the Holocaust 28 The Hon. Judge Thomas Buergenthal 2 The State Department, Nazi Gold, and Search for Holocaust Assets 54 William Z. Slany 3 Confronting History: Restitution and the Historians 78 Michael Berenbaum 4 Holocaust Litigation and Human Rights Jurisprudence 91 Robert A. Swift 5 A Tale of Two Cities: Administering Holocaust Settlements in Brooklyn and Berlin 111 Burt Neuborne 6 How Swiss Banks and German Companies Came to Terms With the Wrenching Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II: A Defense Perspective 148 Roger M. Witten 7 Why Won't These SOB's Give Me My Money?: A Survivor's Perspective 171 Si Frumkin Part II: The Bank Litigation 188 8 A Litigator's Postscript to the Swiss Banks Settlement: Why Justice Was Done 189 Melvyn I. Weiss 9 Rewriting the Holocaust History of the Swiss Banks: A Growing Scandal 212 The Hon. Judge Edward R. Korman 10 The French Holocaust-Era Claims Process 253 Eric Freedman and Richard Weisberg 11 The French Bank Holocaust Settlement 272 Shimon Samuels 12 Holy Profit: Holocaust Restitution and the Vatican Bank 285 Lee Boyd Part III: The Slave Labor Litigation 304 13 Where Morality Meets Money 305 Gideon Taylor 14 The Negotiations on Compensation for Nazi Forced Laborers 320 Count Otto Graf Lambsdorff 15 The Germany Economy Foundation Initiative "Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future": An Act of Solidarity for Victims of National Socialism 340 Lothar Ulsamer 16 Processing Claims For Slave and Forced Labour: Expediency Versus Accuracy? 356 Roland Bank 17 Corporate Profits and the Holocaust: A Dissent from the Monetary Argument 369 Peter Hayes 18 It's Not About the Money: A Survivor's Perspective of the German Foundation Initiative 384 Roman Kent 19 Germany's Reexamination of Its Past Through the Lens of the Holocaust Litigation 403 Deborah Sturman 20 Austria Confronts Her Past 424 Hannah Lessing and Fiorentina Azizzi Part IV: The Insurance Litigation 444 21 Holocaust-era Insurance Claims: Legislative, Judicial and Executive Remedies 445 Lawrence Kill and Linda Gerstel 22 The Road to Compensation of Life Insurance Policies 468 Kai Hennig 23 CHEIC: Excellent Concept But Inept Implementation 485 Sidney Zabludoff Part V: The Looted Art Litigation 501 24 The Holocaust Claims Processing Office: New York State's Approach to Resolving Holocaust-era Art Claims 502 Monica Dugot 25 Portrait of Wally: The United States Government Role in Recovering Holocaust-Looted Art 520 Howard N. Spiegler 26 Whose Art Is It Anyway? 535 E. Randol Schoenberg Part VI: The Litigation's Legacy 546 27 The Unfinished Business of the Unfinished Business of World War II 547 Stuart E. Eizenstat 28 Poor Justice: Holocaust Restitution and Forgotten, Indigent Survivors 581 David A. Lash and Mitchell A. Kamin 29 The Holocaust Restitution Enterprise: An Israeli Perspective 594 Arie Zuckerman 30 Historical Reparation Claims: The Defense Perspective 612 Owen C. Pell 31 The Legacy of Holocaust Class Action Suits: Have They Broken Ground for Other Cases of Historical Wrongs? 641 Morris Ratner and Caryn Becker About the Contributors 664 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Holocaust survivors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Reparations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims.