By Natalia Reiter

7:15 a.m. February 5, 2007

WARSAW – Holocaust survivors from around the world will gather in Warsaw this month to urge the Polish government to compensate them for property confiscated by the former communist regime, Jewish organisations said on Monday.

Poland, the biggest post-communist European Union member, is the only country from eastern Europe, besides Belarus, which has not enacted a programme for the restitution of property seized after World War Two.

Attempts to solve the issue after the collapse of communism in 1989 have failed, mostly on the grounds that it would be too costly for the state budget.