Bank Leumi announced on Sunday that it had appointed retired Supreme Court justice Theodore Orr as an external auditor to look into the bank’s handling of Holocaust victims’ accounts and assets.

The move comes amid burgeoning pressure on Israel’s second largest bank by the Israeli Organization for the Restitution of Assets for Holocaust Victims to restore assets from pre-World War II bank accounts – dating from 1936 until today – to Holocaust victims and their rightful heirs.

The bank said Sunday that Orr had agreed to serve as an independent auditor of the bank’s dealings at the behest of the bank’s chairman, Eitan Raff.

The retired Supreme Court justice, who will have open access to all Bank Leumi accounts, will recommend how the bank should act on the high-profile issue, the bank said in a press release.

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