Re: Discovered my grandmother owned land before the war, what now? #austria-czech #holocaust

Elisabeth Gelb

Decades ago, we attempted to reclaim land in Csenger, Hungary. Our significant property was first stolen by nazis, then confiscated by communists in 1956. After significant expense and effort, the end result was that we could 'reclaim', our land, but first had to pay the 'back taxes'. It seems we were 'negligent' in paying these taxes for decades. As you may guess, the taxes owed was far greater than actual property value. However, we commend all efforts to regain stolen property. For past years in Csenger, the Jungreis family and other invested Jews are buying land near the cemetery to keep the memory of our loved ones and our once thriving community alive.

Elisabeth Gelb     egelb18@... 

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