Wiesenthal Centre Co-Sponsors with Harif: "How Can Middle Eastern Jews Can Reclaim Their Heritage"

September 14, 2021

The flight from Arab countries of almost a million Jewish refugees in the latter half of the 20th century entailed the abandonment or seizure of moveable Jewish heritage – records, archives, documents, artefacts, including Torah scrolls. However, Arab governments are now claiming that the moveable heritage of exiled minority groups is part of their national heritage. What does international law say on the subject, what are the chances that Jewish heritage will be restored to its rightful owners, and what avenues – legal or otherwise – are open to them? 

The Centre's Director for International Relations, Dr.Shimon Samuels was welcomed to speak on this Zoom virtual event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NIFt6xavak&t=62s Watch Dr. Samuels remarks at 1.22.34 - 1.25.44.

For further information contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at csweurope@gmail.com, join the Center on Facebook, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.

HARIF is a UK association representing Jews from North Africa and the Middle East. visit http://harif.org/about-us led by Lyn Julius

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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