New York will hold an international conference to help recover property stolen during Nazi persecution in Europe, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced.
The conference, to be held in May, was announced on International Holocaust Remembrance Day as Cuomo is in Poland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
"The family of New York will never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust, and this international conference will build on our efforts to help victims of Nazi crimes recover stolen property," Cuomo said. "Nothing will ever make up for the unimaginable suffering and loss endured by the Jewish people, but my sincere hope is that this event will help Holocaust victims and their families get the justice they deserve."
The conference will be hosted by the Department of Financial Services' Holocaust Claims Processing Office and is meant to bolster New York's efforts at recovering property like works of art that were confiscated by the Nazi regime and lost.
The conference will conincide with the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.