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Restitution Issues and the Activism of American Jews - An Interview with Stuart Eizenstat

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Publication Date: March 2004

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Stuart Eizenstat

Series: Post Holocaust Anti-Semitism, No. 18

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)
International relations (International relations)
Politics (Politics)

Keywords: Advocacy; Communal Organization; Public policies; Political Behavior

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


To understand the background of the American government's major intervention on behalf of world Jewry's restitution interests, Eizenstat analyzes the Jewish community's political status in the American public sphere, including its historic development and its modern characteristics. He then analyzes the American government's involvement with the most recent restitution settlements, beginning in the 1990s, with a focus on the Swiss bank settlements.