The JUST Act (Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today Act of 2017) was passed by the United States Congress in December 2017 and subsequently signed by the President of the United States in May 2018.
Restitution is most often associated with large landed estates, palaces, manor houses and factories. Yet post-war nationalization struck not only at the upper classes of pre-war Poland, but above all at the middle class – owners of small and medium-sized apartment buildings, workshops, pharmacies and so forth.
A debate has been taking place the last several months on the so-called big restitution law. While the fact the government is taking steps aimed at regulating the issue of restitution should be applauded, the solutions in the draft legislation raise substantial doubts.
A discussion about restitution has been under way in various circles for the past several months.