WARSAW, Poland—Before the Nazis arrived, Maurice Deluty’s life followed a rhythm familiar to so many Jews in small Polish towns. His father, a grain merchant, would stop work before dusk on Fridays to observe the Sabbath with his family, sitting down to a meal prepared on a wood-burning iron stove, the matzo bought from a bakery in their small town near Warsaw.Deluty’s parents and sister were killed in the Holocaust and his father’s grain warehouse was destroyed. But the family home still stands—and the 87-year-old Deluty, who now lives in Queens, New York, says he deserves to get the property back, or at least compensation. He is the rightful heir and desperately needs the money as mounting medical costs eat up his meager income.But a Polish judge told him he has no rights to his family home when he visited years ago, “because ‘you did not come back to live here.'”And now, he’s all but given up hope of ever winning the battle for his house because the Polish government recently decided to suspend work on a law offering compensation to people who had private property seized during the Nazi and communist eras.Deluty says he’s running out of time and energy, and has a message for Poland’s government: “Shame on you for what you are doing to (Holocaust) survivors in this time of their great need.”