Holocaust Survivors Claims Against Swiss Banks
The articles that appear on this page were submitted by Henry Burstyner.
Before long a chain reaction of seemingly disconected events, an assortment of powerful personalities and a series of Swiss blunders culminated in a moral crusade to track down stolen wealth hidden away inside the vaults of Zurich and restore it to the victims of the Holocaust. The proximate cause was money, but the soul-searing intent of the men and women who set the hunt in motion was to peel back the veil time had cast over the evils of Nazism and expose the truth.
Senator Alfonse D'Amato
The hearings in 1998 before the Senate banking committee greatly embarrassed the Gnomes of Zurich and brought world attention to the campaign to get financial restitution.
At first the head of the World Jewish Congress received insulting rebuffs, but he continued to push hard to get the Swiss bankers to open up their records and their vaults.
She also died in Auschwitz, but her brother escaped a labor camp and survived to make a claim for stolen property.
Layos Salamon & Szeren Fisher
Husband and wife, they died in Auschwitz. Their daughter cannot get access to the Swiss accounts they held.
Chaskel Halpert & Lea Ruchel
Husband and wife, they both died in Auschwitz. Their granddaughter is trying to recover lost assets.
Before she died in Auschwitz, she put $350,000 in Swiss banks. Her son Leslie Gabor is trying to recover the money.
Moritz & Jenny Kaufman
They died in Vienna, their grandson is suing Swiss banks for the business and property the Nazis took.
Jenny Berger Szabo
Died in Auschwitz. Her daughter is making a financial claim against the Swiss banks.
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