Holocaust restitution sought for Kraft plant
Nazis seized candy factory from Jewish family in 1939
By Greg Burns | TRIBUNE REPORTER

Kraft Foods entered Poland in the early 1990s, buying a factory that makes the popular Prince Polo chocolate bar, and today its prosperous plant employs 250.

But Kraft Foods Polska S.A. has a history: The same facility in the town of Cieszyn once belonged to a Jewish family, and questions remain about its ownership in the aftermath of Nazi and communist regimes.

On Thursday, Congress is set to take up the latest chapter in Holocaust restitution, through hearings before the House Financial Services Committee on unpaid insurance claims. The testimony, following similar hearings in October, is expected to focus on Poland, among the few European nations with no special legal framework addressing Holocaust claims that amount to billions of dollars.

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