US settles lawsuit with Hungarian Holocaust survivors over lost property

[JURIST] The US government has agreed to settle a class action brought by Hungarian Holocaust survivors over an estimated $200 million in jewelry, gold and other property that was seized by the US at the end of World War II but never returned to the rightful owners. Lawyers in the case announced Monday that a settlement was reached, although final details remain to be determined. The property filled about 24 boxcars of a train, but much of it was requisitioned or sold by US soldiers, according to the government. The case was originally filed in 2001 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and calls became widespread for the Department of Justice to settle the case. Reuters has more.



 

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