Belated justice for the victims of the holocaust or something else the author michael j bazyler is a professor of law and an attorney who specializes in holocaust related litigation he was born to holocaust survivors and grew up in postwar lodz poland p xiii. The holocaust was not only the greatest murder in history it was also the greatest theft historians estimate that the nazis stole roughly 230 billion to 320 billion in assets figured in todays dollars from the jews of europe. The holocaust restitution movement had a curious beginning while the major perpetrator of crimes against the jews during world war ii was germany the movement for restitution began with accusations against switzerland a country that had remained neutral in the war. Holocaust justice is the first book to tell the complete story of the legal campaign conducted mainly on american soil to address these injustices michael bazyler a legal scholar specializing in human rights and international law takes an in depth look at the series of lawsuits that gave rise to a coherent campaign to right historical . Lawyer edward fagan was the first to file a class action lawsuit in an american court on holocaust restitution in october 1996 it claimed 20 billion from the swiss banks this and other suits were settled out of court in august 1998 with the approval of edward korman the judge presiding over the case
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