BREAKING NEWS FROM:

THE AMERICAN GATHERING OF JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

At a meeting of its Board in New York City on December 2, 2007, the following resolution was passed regarding survivor’s rights to pursue restitution claims in every appropriate venue and HR 1746.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants affirms its unequivocal support of the right of Holocaust survivors to pursue claims of moral and material restitution in every appropriate venue. In this regard, we would welcome legislation that strengthens and advances such rights with respect to insurance and other restitution claims. While there are positive aspects to H.R. 1746, we believe it to be flawed in that it appears to be principally motivated by the avarice of lawyers, and in that it raises unrealistic expectations in the survivor community. We look forward to working with Members of Congress to draft proper legislation that truly advances the cause and interests of the survivors.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants has 80,000 members in North America.