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English News Archive: December 8 to November 11, 1998
The World Council delegation, representing tens of thousands of religious Holocaust survivors from around the world, was led by Rabbi Hertz Frankel, a long-time activist in preserving Jewish cemeteries and heritage sites in Eastern Europe, as well as its General Counsel, Mel Urbach, Esq.
Once a ceremonial item is dedicated to religious service, its holiness can never be removed," said Mel Urbach
, during the World Council's presentation to the Conference on communal property.Urbach
also called upon all forty four governments represented at the Conference to respect Jewish law on this issue so that holy ceremonial objects can be recovered and returned to their owners or, if heirless, to synagogues in need, especially those reopening in Eastern Europe.According to Urbach
, several of the Conference delegates from Eastern Europe expressed their willingness to cooperate with the World Council
in its efforts to trace and return Torah scrolls and other ceremonial artifacts lost since the Holocaust
. The World Council
of Orthodox Jewish Communities, Inc., is based in New York, N.Y.Its constituent members reside in North America, Israel, Europe and Central and South America.The World Council
is also a plaintiff in recently settled class action litigation against Swiss banks. The World Council
's full report, and further information, can be obtained by calling Mel Urbach
The Team - Klein, Solomon & Urbach, LLC, Holocaust Restitution
Mel Urbach, Esq.
The son of a Holocaust survivor, Mr. Urbach
devotes a significant portion of his
legal practice to the recovery of stolen artwork and artifacts , Holocaust Restitution
, Property claims, Banking Claims, International Law, Arbitration and Mediation.
has many years of experience in navigating difficult claims ranging back to WWII.
is currently working on settling complex Holocaust matters on behalf of clients world-wide.
associates with a network of experienced international research professionals and lawyers to resolve claims and bring justice after many decades.
has assisted hundreds of Holocaust victims obtain restitution and compensation in a large number of cases and has actively participated and assisted in recovering several billion dollars for WWII victims.
He filed several class action lawsuits on behalf of his clients including banking and slave labor claims and has been a member of the Executive steering Committee.
has met and meets with leading diplomats, regarding restitution and compensation issues.
has testified before the Senate Banking Committee
to advocate for the rights of Holocaust survivors, and has addressed the Conference on Holocaust Era Assets, hosted by the U.S. State Department
spoke before the Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington in December 1998, which was attended by 44 governments including Poland.
attended the Gold Conference in London in 1997.
represents clients with domestic and international Art Holocaust claims, and is available for private and confidential consultations.
With Jay B. Solomon and Mel Urbach
, Mr. Klein conducts seminars on commercial real estate issues for property owners and management firms.
Klein & Solomon, LLP, Seminars
The palenists included Ed Klein, Esq., and Mel Urbach, Esq., of Klein, Solomon & Urbach, LLP, internationally recognized counsel in Holocaust property restitution litigation; and Dr. Ben Zion Eliash, Professor of Law at TelAvivUniversity and noted international legal scholar, who acted as moderator of the panel.
Read about the law firms of; Klein & Solomon and the Law Offices of Mel Urbach.
Klein, Solomon & Urbach, LLC, Holocaust Restitution
Panelists included Ed Klein, Esq., and Mel Urbach, Esq., internationally recognized counsel in Holocaust property restitution litigation and Dr. Ben Zion Eliash, Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and noted international legal scholar, will moderate the panel.