The Quest to Reclaim Property in Poland, WJRO Live Virtual Panel Discussion, 17 June 2021, 12 pm (EDT) | 6 pm (CEST) | 7 pm (Israel)

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WJRO is proud to present Menachem Kaiser, author of the critically acclaimed book, Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure. This debut book chronicles his quest to reclaim his family’s property in Poland and the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows.

The webinar will focus on the book and also examine Holocaust era property restitution in Poland. Hosted by Gideon Taylor, Chair of Operations, WJRO, featuring a presentation by Dr. Joanna Sliwa, Historian, Claims Conference, and a presentation by the author, Menachem Kaiser. Q&A to follow.

The first 30 people to register for the webinar will receive a free signed copy of the book. Please be sure to provide your mailing address below.

To read an excerpt from the book please go to:

To register, click here.

Gideon Taylor has served in a volunteer lay capacity as Chair of Operations for the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) since 2013.  In June 2020, Taylor was elected President of the Board of Directors of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). He also serves in a voluntary lay capacity as Co-Chair of the Board of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, and as a Member of the Board of Directors of a number of organizations including Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland. 
Menachem Kaiser holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan and was a Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, New York, and elsewhere. 
Dr. Joanna Sliwa is Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). She is a historian and educator with a focus on the Holocaust and Polish Jewish history. Joanna’s forthcoming book, Jewish Childhood in Kraków: A Microhistory of the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press) has received the 2020 Ernst Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Holocaust Library. 
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