Anya Verkhovskaya talks
about Project Heart
IF YOU OR YOUR JEWISH RELATIVES HAD PROPERTY THAT WAS
CONFISCATED, LOOTED OR FORCIBLY SOLD DURING THE HOLOCAUST ERA, YOU
COULD BE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT HEART
The purpose of Project HEART, the Holocaust Era Asset Restitution
Taskforceis to help individuals with restitution for property that
was confiscated, looted, or forcibly sold during the era of the
Project HEART is a nonprofit initiative of the Government of Israel
in cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).
The primary focus of Project HEART at this stage is identifying
individuals who may have potential claims regarding property. To be
eligible, the claimed property must meet ALL of the following
The property was located in countries that were controlled by
the Nazi forces or Axis powers at any time during the Holocaust
The property belonged to Jewish persons as defined by Nazi or
Axis racial laws.
The property was confiscated, looted, or forcibly sold by the
Nazi forces or Axis powers during the Holocaust era.
No restitution was received for that property after the
The ultimate aim of Project HEART is to provide the tools, strategy,
and information that will enable the Government of Israel, Project
HEART, and its partners to secure a measure of justice for eligible
Jewish victims and their heirs—and for the Jewish people.
Project HEART seeks to reach eligible persons, Jewish
Holocaust victims and their heirs worldwide, who or whose families
owned movable, immovable, or intangible personal property that was
confiscated, looted, or forcibly sold in countries governed or
occupied by the Nazi forces or Axis powers during the Holocaust era.
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