We would like to announce that the website for the Social Welfare Conference 2013 has been launched and you will find there all necessary information about the conference.
Check the website at www.swc2013.eu
In year 2012 a study called "Holocaust Survivors and Other Victims of Nazi Persecution in the Czech Republic" has been carried out by PhDr. Darina Sedláčková and coll. from the Institute Living Memory and submitted to the European Shoah Legacy Institute. The Study contains not only an overview of the relevant legislation, programs and organizations concerned with survivors in the Czech Republic, but offers also ways in which to contribute to the improvements of the life of survivors and other victims of Nazi-Persecution.
Thirty-nine countries, the European Commission and many non-governmental institutions convened in Prague for a conference to review the Guidelines and Best Practices for the Restitution and Compensation of Immovable (Real) Property Confiscated or otherwise wrongfully seized by the Nazis, Fascists and Their Collaborators during the Holocaust (Shoah) Era between 1933-1945 endorsed in Prague in June 9, 2010. Participants in this conference reiterated their support for the Terezin Declaration of June 2009 as well as for these Guidelines and Best Practices.
The European Shoah Legacy Institute would like to express its deeply felt sorrow for the passing away of Mr. Moshe Sanbar, who has been cooperating with our institute as a Member of our Honorary Board.
It has been a great honor for us that a personality of Mr. Sanbar´s importance and reputation in this morally compelling field of social activism has joined our ranks. The sad news came as a surprise, as we remember Mr. Sanbar always tireless, full of vitality and aiming to overcome new challenges.
S. RES. 516
Expressing the sense of the Senate on the restitution of or compensation for property seized during the Nazi and Communist eras.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESMr. NELSON of Florida (for himself and Mr. BROWN of Ohio) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) follows the legislative debate on restitutions in the Parliament of the Czech Republic and compares it with development in other countries. This subject will be discussed and reflected in the course of the international conference “Immovable Property Review Conference 2012” organized by ESLI in Prague in November this year.