Jewish property, Polish Management

At some point you stand in front of the house of your grandparents. This is the building where your father and his two sisters were born, at the end of the 19th century. Your father fled to the Netherlands before WWII and your knowledge does not extent to more than your grandfather was a hotel keeper and this former hotel belonged to him. On the façade, next to the impressive entrance, several golden nameplates (on the right) hang just outside the classical facade: a few law firms.  More intriguing is the blue sign with red bar (left side): Dabrowskiego 2. You tend to ignore it until the guide explains that the council hangs signs like these on all unclaimed Jewish properties. The council maintains the property and rents it out. The descendants of the rightful owner still have to reclaim the property.



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