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For Latvia Jewish property restitution, 40-million- euro compensation proposed

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To compensate to the Latvian Jewish community for the property that was illegally confiscated during the Holocaust and the Communist totalitarian regime, a 40-million- euro compensation has been proposed by the Development/For! party alliance.

The initiative for the Latvian government suggests paying the sum in parts over the period from the year 2021 to 2030, according to the proposal submitted to the Latvian coalition partners of Development/For!

It was expected that the party alliance would submit the respective draft law to the Saeima on June 12, and members of parliament would then have decide on their support to it.

«This compensation of restitution is an issue of historical justice that has an invaluable moral significance to the Jewish community,» Dmitrijs Krupņikovs, the member of the board of the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia, commented in a press release.

The compensation would be paid to the Latvian Jewish Community Restitution Fund with the requirement to spend it on projects and events linked to historical and cultural heritage and integration, among other areas.


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