More than fifty years after the Holocaust, European and other countries are confronting newly-emerging memories and guilt-filled ghosts from the past. The campaign for the restitution of Jewish property stolen during the Holocaust touched a raw nerve within European society and, together with the end of the Cold War and generational change, created a need to re-evaluate conventional historical truths. A group of experts joined together to review in this book how the issue was dealt with in different countries and how national myths must be re-examined.
GERARD AALDERS Institute of War Documentation, Amsterdam IRWIN COTLER Professor of International Law, McGill University, Montreal ARIEH DOOBOV Associate Editor of Dialogues STUART E. EIZENSTAT U.S. Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs GORAN ELGEMYR Member of the Executive Board in Inter-Disciplinary Media Research, Sweden HECTOR FELICIANO Editor-in-Chief of World Media Network SVEN HEDIN was Marshall of the Diplomatic Corps in Stockholm between 1990-1993 ANTONIO LUCA Historian, Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon ITAMAR LEVINE Deputy -editor of the Israeli financial daily, Globes IAN LOCKE Historian and Graduate, Oxford University FURIO MORONI Journalist and author ARTHUR L. SMITH JR. Professor of History, California State University, Los Angeles VIVIANE TEITELBAUM-HIRSCH Journalist and historian CESAR VIDAL Professor of History, University of Saragosa, Spain STEPHEN WARD Historian, journalist and Associate Director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, London LAURENCE WEINBAUM Senior Research and Editorial Officer, Institute of the World Jewish Congress SIDNEY ZABLUDOFF Previously with the CIA, the Financial Enforcement Network and the White House