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Types of Assets

The Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets Ltd.
ceased its activities by law on December 31, 2017.

The information on this page is correct as of the closing date of the company.

The Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets strives to locate legal heirs for about 60,000 various assets in Israel left by victims of the Holocaust and entrusted to the Company's administration. The Company's goal is to reinstate the assets to their legal beneficiaries in order to do justice with the victims.

Assets for which no heirs are found are dedicated to aid programs for Holocaust survivors, as well as the commemoration of the Holocaust, as determined by the Law.

The Law for Holocaust Victims' Assets defines "Assets of Holocaust Victims" as assets located in Israel, whose last known beneficiary lived under the Nazi regime and it is not known if this person was alive on December 31st 1945. The general definition refers to real estate, personal belongings and rights, including money, shares and works of art.

In addition, the Law stipulates that anyone in Israel holding assets of Holocaust victims must transfer these to the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets, as well as linkage and interest, as determined by the Law. 

Types of assets administered by the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets

Real estate - apartments, buildings, land plots and subdivided plots in Israel

Finance: accounts opened in Israeli banks

  • Shares and bonds.
  • Monies acquired through the sale or expropriation of real estate.
  • Compensation received from profitable assets, rental fees on apartments and land.
  • JCT shares (Jewish Colonial Trust) - Shares of the historic Jewish Colonial Trust,  a bank established in England by Theodor Herzl in 1899 to serve as the Zionist Movement's financial arm. The Jewish Colonial Fund no longer exists. The rights deriving from the shares that were owned by people who perished in the Holocaust and are held in trust by HASHAVA. If the name of the JCT shareholder, whose rights deriving from his shares, you wish to claim does not appear on the asset list, please contact the General Administrator of the State of Israel.
  • Contents of safes and works of art.

Restitution of Assets - list of assets

The Company maintains on its website, a list of about 60,000 assets located in Israel that most likely belonged to people who died in the Holocaust.

Publication of the list enables family members of the victims to identify unclaimed assets belonging to their relatives and to submit a request for restitution as the legal heirs of the victims.

Applications for restitution may also be presented for assets in Israel belonging to people who most likely died in the Holocaust but do not appear on the list.

bul_1_en To view the list of assets, location of names of relatives and to submit a request click here.

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