- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Jewish family whose department store chain was seized by Nazis in the 1930s won a $68 million award in a Berlin court on Thursday.

Nazis grabbed the stores from the Schocken family during a period of what was described as the “Aryanization” of businesses, The Associated Press reported.

The administrative court ruling adds to what the family won in the 1990s. Then, a court awarded them about $20 million for one of the retail stores, but the family heirs — who currently live in Israel and in the United States — said the other properties were way undervalued.

So Thursday’s ruling means the heirs will get another $68 million.

One of the seized buildings was actually constructed by architect Erich Mendelsohn in 1930, but it now serves as the government’s State Museum of Archaeology, AP reported.

 

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