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Washington DC - U.S. Reps Charge Romania With Failing To Return Religious Jewish Properties Confiscated By Communists After WWII

Published on: July 5, 2013 12:55 PM
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Washington DC - Twenty U.S. congressional members are charging Romania with failing to return thousands of religious properties taken from Jews and other religious ethnicities by the communist government post-WWII and held until the demise of the Marxist-Lenin state until 1989.

The WASHINGTON TIMES (http://bit.ly/1a6FuVO) reports that a contingency of 13 Republicans and 7 Democrats have written Secretary of State John Kerry, urging him to “vigorously engage” the Romanian government to honor a 2005 resolution demanding that it return stolen properties to rightful owners.

Over 4,000 religious churches, schools, hospitals, orphanages, and other various properties were confiscated by the communist government.

A statement released by the Romanian Embassy said Romania remains “committed” to resolving the matter.

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