Two Rounds of Postwar Restitution and Dignity Restoration in the Netherlands and France

  title={Two Rounds of Postwar Restitution and Dignity Restoration in the Netherlands and France},
  author={Wouter Veraart},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  pages={956 - 972}
  • W. Veraart
  • Published 29 June 2016
  • Sociology
  • Law & Social Inquiry
The looting and systematic deprivation of the property rights of the Jewish population in the Netherlands and France during the years of occupation brought about a deprivation of dignity, since these measures were intended to hit these people in their capacities as legal subjects, destroying their abilities to take part in economic and social life. In the immediate postwar period, the restitution of property rights in both countries was closely connected and limited to an abstract conception of… 
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