The Aug. 5th, 2019 US Senators Letter to the Secretary of State express concern over lack of property losses compensation act in Poland.
Compared many earlier statements by American politicians this letter contains the most comprehensive knowledge and includes much more of important facts related to the history and to the property situation in Poland after WW2 and 44 years of communist rule (ended 1989).
This means a real step ahead toward common understanding of the problem.
However it is worth to remind in this context that both Terezin Declaration and Act. S.447 did not cover the issue in such a comprehensive way as the letter of Aug. 05th 2019.
For example Teresin Declaration did not cover the Romani – a minority equally discriminated under Nuremberg law 1935, neither other minorities exterminated in Eastern Europe (East of the Bug river). On the other hand Act. S.447 demanded restitution of heirless property in favour of not other ethnicities than the Jewish one. This raises the question what would happen then with other nationalities deprived their property during and after WW2?
Also in case of Poland the question of compensation of a massive WW2 damage is still not resolved, despite the huge Polish military effort on the side of the Allies.
Said this let’s try to further proceed ahead toward common understanding of the process.