First Holocaust Action Is Filed Against Israeli Bank

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Saturday, January 1, 2000
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
1
574
Abstract: 

On November 22, 1999, the media revealed that in the preceding week the first Holocaust action over dormant accounts claimed by heirs of European Jews who perished in the Holocaust was filed against an Israeli bank. The action was brought against Bank Leumi, Israel’s second largest bank.
The lawsuit filed in the Jerusalem magistrates court alleges Leumi of withholding information about the account of Henoch Nutkievicz, a Polish-Jewish Holocaust victim, from his Israeli heirs. According to Ronald Roth, the plaintiff’s lawyer, in 1934 Mr. Nutkievicz deposited £1,000 ($1,600) at the Anglo Palestine Bank, which later became Bank Leumi…[more]