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'Simon' Shows FSIA's Importance to Holocaust Survivors Seeking Civil Justice

, New York Law Journal


Lee Spielmann writes: Legal proceedings against the perpetrators of Nazi Germany's murder of six million Jews have almost concluded, with German criminal prosecutions quickly winding down and American efforts to expel those who assisted in Nazi persecutions having ended. Holocaust survivors have also initiated civil suits under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to obtain redress. One such recent case in the D.C. Circuit, 'Simon v. Republic of Hungary', demonstrates the complexity of these proceedings, the significance of the issues and their importance in promoting Holocaust awareness.

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