Restitution panel: Prime T.A. neighborhood built on Holocaust victims’ land
The Company for Restitution of Holocaust Victims [STET] Assets suspects that a specific area of land north of Tel Aviv may have been owned by unidentified Holocaust victims. Requests made by the company of both the court-appointed administrators of these lands, and the custodian general in the Justice Ministry, for a list of the suspect lots, have gone unanswered.
The lands, north of the Yarkon River and west of the newer area of Ramat Aviv as far as the beach, known as the “large bloc,” consist of 1,067 dunams (about 267 acres) and constitute some of the city’s most expensive real estate. Apartment buildings have been built on some of it, as well as the Dov Hoz airport.
By Tomer Zarchin, Haaretz Correspondent