This Article provides an overview of the process leading up to the first comprehensive German-Jewish reparations agreements in order to give a historical context to the contemporary discussion of Holocaust-related reparations and restitution. The Article further attempts to shed some light on the behind-the-scenes role played by Josef Rosensaft, one of the individuals involved in the early stages of the reparations negotiations, and his parallel efforts to remedy the 1950-1951 denial of compensation payments to some 18,000 Jewish DP's by the German Land (State) of Lower Saxony.
Menachem Z. Rosensaft and Joana D. Rosensaft,
The Early History of German-Jewish Reparations,
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