World Jewish Restitution Organization Asking Participants to Post Their Stories #holocaust #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WRJO) is asking Holocsut survivors and their families to share  their stories through videos, photos, or drawings include #MyProperyStory and tagging @WRJORestitution. The purpose is to raise awarenes of the need to address the restitution of Jewish private and communal property seized during the Holocaust and its aftermath. Their 5 week campaign begins on September 8 in advance of the High Holidays and runs through October 11- Shemini Atzeret/Simcat Torah.  Go to: to read or share a story.


During the Holocaust, millions of Jews throughout Europe were robbed by the Nazis of every possession they ever had, such as jewelry and paintings, from their homes and businesses.


This year, 75 years after the Holocaust, the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), an organization addressing the restitution of Jewish property in Europe, launched for the second year in a row a social media campaign for their #MyPropertyStory: The Next Generations.


This year, the campaign will focus on survivors, their descendants and their connection to their family history before and after the Shoah, to shine a light on the unprecedented theft of property from Jewish people and communities during the Holocaust and its aftermath.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee