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Issuing a Succession Order

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.

Following the Company's Partial Decision, in which it is determined that indeed your relative and the asset owner are one and the same, and in case the requested asset is a plot of land or its value is higher than 200,000 NIS, you are required to provide the Company with a Succession Order issued by a competent judicial instance in Israel, regarding the estate of the asset owner, in order to determine the identity of the lawful heirs, and in order to release the asset to them.

The Company is here to assist the applicants in obtaining the required Succession Order, as part of the restitution process.

There are two main steps to the process of issuing a Succession Order:

  1. Application for a Declaration of Death (as a substitute for a death certificate):
    When you submit the application for a Succession Order, you will have to attach, inter alia, a Declaration of Death regarding the asset owner who perished in the Holocaust (and the rest of his family who perished as well). Therefore, the first step of the process is submitting an application for a Declaration of Death. This application can be submitted to the Appeals Committee of the Ministry of Justice, established under the Assets Law.

    bul_1_en Click here for guidelines for submitting an application in English.
    bul_1_en Additional information can be found on the Appeals Committee website
  2. Application for a Succession Order:
    In order to apply for a Succession Order you have to submit an application form to the Inheritance Registrar in the Tel Aviv District.

    bul_1_en To download the application form click here
    bul_1_en Additional information can be found on the Inheritance Registrar website 

    Please note, all of the above is available only in Hebrew.

Alternatively, you may also apply to the Appeals Committee in order to issue an Order regarding the Successors of a Holocaust Victim. According to the latest amendment to the Assets Law (of March 2014), the Appeals Committee now also has the authority to issue a Succession Order, in a shorter and less complex procedure, in order to assist the potential heirs. Applying to the Appeals Committee for this purpose also saves the need to issue separate Declarations of Death.

There is no need to hire a lawyer in order to submit the request to the Appeals Committee.

For more information please contact the Company or the Appeals Committee directly at: click here.

Hiring a Lawyer

You may hire a lawyer to assist you with the process of issuing the Succession Order (however, there is no obligation to hire a lawyer for this purpose).

We invite the public in Israel and abroad to review the list of Asset Owners on the website and to submit a request for restitution of the assets.

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