Mar

14 2017

Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth Sholom 1050 South Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237

Contact Dana Mandelbaum
561-995-6773
southeast@ushmm.org
http://ushmm.org/events/tracing-sarasota

How can we seek justice for Holocaust victims whose property was taken and lives were torn apart? In her new book, former BBC investigative journalist Dina Gold describes the Nazi seizure of her family’s stately six-story building and her extensive battle to reclaim it and rebuild their legacy.

The property served as the headquarters of the H. Wolff fur company, one of the most successful international businesses in Germany. The Nazis forced the sale of the building on Krausenstrasse 17/18, and after World War II, it fell in the Soviet sector of Berlin, two blocks from Checkpoint Charlie, and beyond legal reach.

Join us to learn about the ongoing challenges of restitution and the Museum’s resources that individuals like Gold have used to research the fate of family members and that others have used to build legal cases, including the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database and the International Tracing Service archive.

Gold and Brown-Fleming will be signing copies of their books, which will be available for sale.

Sponsor: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Temple Beth Sholom