March 11, 2008 — The Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk, committed yesterday at a meeting with Jewish organizations in New York that the Polish government will soon address the issue of private property restitution.

The meeting at the Polish Consulate in New York was with the Claims Conference and other Jewish organizations. Together with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, the Claims Conference has been pressing the issue of Polish property restitution legislation.

The Prime Minister was urged to introduce at an early date, comprehensive legislation to address the return of Holocaust era confiscated private property. He responded that legislation on reprivitization of property to deal with this matter would be introduced in the Sejm (the Polish parliament) in the Spring and that he would make every effort possible to ensure that it would be passed by the Fall.

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