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Jewish efforts made at the end of the Second World War and immediately afterwards to secure restitution from Germany for the dispossession and persecution of European Jews led to the creation of new legal conceptions. Central to this was the legal anthropological construction of a Jewish collective claim resulting from Jewish property becoming heirless through the exterminati…

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Diner, Dan, “Restitution”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_035778>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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