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Law and Politics after the Holocaust: A global history of the United Restitution Organization (URO)

URO-related archival document

The United Restitution Organization (URO) was a Jewish legal aid organization founded in London in 1948 that over the next two decades grew into a major player in the field of restitution and compensation. It helped Jewish and other victims of Nazi persecution to fight for their rights in the West German courts, yet it also influenced the politics of restitution as well as the early historiography of the Holocaust.