Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Vienna Case Goes to the Supreme Court

Haaretz reports that the legal team of the Jewish Community in Vienna has taken the case of the pre-Shoah Vienna archives to the Supreme Court. As we wrote here and here, there's a long-running disagreement between the Jewish community of Vienna and the central archives of the Jewish people as to whether the Viennese can demand the repatriation of the archive, which was transferred to Jerusalem in three shipments between 1955 and 1978. Eventually, the case was brought to the desk of the State Archivist, and then the Municipal Court in Jerusalem accepted his recommendation that the archive remain in Jerusalem. As was to be expected, the final word will go to the Supreme Court.

The article in Haaretz is behind their registration/paywall, but if you can get there, it sums up the current state of matters.

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