Thursday, October 28, 2010

(NEWS) Holocaust Survivors Ask EU To Probe Vatican On Looted Assets

"Vatican rep declines to say whether the Holy See intends to meet December 31 deadline for implementing relevant EU legislation.

Holocaust survivors from the former Yugoslavia accused the Vatican of helping allies of Nazi Germany launder their stolen valuables, and have asked the European Commission to investigate their claims.

'We are requesting the commission open an inquiry into allegations of money-laundering of Holocaust victim assets by financial organs associated with or which are agencies of the Vatican City State,' Jonathan Levy, a Washington-based attorney for the survivors and their heirs, wrote in a letter dated October 20 to Olli Rehn, the European Union’s economic and monetary affairs commissioner. Levy provided the letter to Bloomberg."

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