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Croatian Holocaust victims seek $3.5 billion in compensation
Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | March 13, 2017 | AFP

Posted on 03/15/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT by Ravnagora

Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the US.

Visitor walks past display at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Reuters)

Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday.

The group wants compensation from the Croatian government for property seized from ethnic Serbs, Roma and Jews, as well as for their suffering during the war, state-run HRT television reported.

The suit was filed in a Chicago court last May. Croatia's foreign ministry confirmed to AFP that it had received a "note from the US embassy in Zagreb regarding the suit" on February 27 and Zagreb was given a two-month deadline to respond.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: croatia; croatians; wwii; yugoslavia
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1 posted on 03/15/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

What jurisdiction does an American court have over this?


2 posted on 03/15/2017 12:22:09 PM PDT by henkster
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

Ping!


3 posted on 03/15/2017 12:22:54 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: henkster

None. That ship sailed a long time ago.

I wonder when some Japanese american citizens will sue for property lost by their parents during WWII when they were interned...


4 posted on 03/15/2017 12:25:23 PM PDT by Mr. Douglas (Best. Election. EVER!)
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To: Ravnagora

What the heck does any of this have to do with the US?


5 posted on 03/15/2017 12:25:31 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Ravnagora

When everyone involved is dead, it’s kinda late.

We are not interested in slavery reparations. It’s time to put WW2 to bed as well.


6 posted on 03/15/2017 12:27:54 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: Mr. Douglas
"The group wants compensation from the Croatian government"

Sure. 3.5 billion. Will that be check or cash?

7 posted on 03/15/2017 12:28:25 PM PDT by simpson96
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To: Mr. Douglas

And he wants three and a half billion from Croatia.

A country with total assets maybe equaling the value of 10 goats, five chickens and a pig.


8 posted on 03/15/2017 12:30:03 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: simpson96
3.5 Billion?

No problem. Pay them in Zimbabwe dollars.

 

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9 posted on 03/15/2017 12:32:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

A country with total assets maybe equaling the value of 10 goats, five chickens and a pig


Scratch the pig. I bought it last week. It was the only one they had.


10 posted on 03/15/2017 12:39:14 PM PDT by Mr. Douglas (Best. Election. EVER!)
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To: simpson96

“The group wants compensation from the Croatian government”
Sure. 3.5 billion. Will that be check or cash?


I think they need to go ahead with that deal from the guy in Nigeria if they expect to come up with that kind of cash.


11 posted on 03/15/2017 12:42:04 PM PDT by Mr. Douglas (Best. Election. EVER!)
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To: henkster

My American citizen Great Grandmother was murdered at Jasenovac along with 700,000 other innocents.

That enough jurisdiction for you ?


12 posted on 03/15/2017 12:43:40 PM PDT by vooch
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To: Mr. Douglas

At least the Japanese internments took place on U.S. soil so there is some basis for jurisdiction. This case involves acts committed over 70 years ago outside the U.S. No basis for jurisdiction.


13 posted on 03/15/2017 12:47:29 PM PDT by henkster
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To: henkster

yep. This must be a publicity stunt. I wonder if there is a new comedy coming out called “Springtime for Croatia”.


14 posted on 03/15/2017 12:51:10 PM PDT by Mr. Douglas (Best. Election. EVER!)
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To: vooch
That enough jurisdiction for you ?

No. . . crimes have to be tried in the jurisdiction in which they occurred. You are not allowed to go venue shopping just because another venue might be more sympathetic to your argument. Sorry.

15 posted on 03/15/2017 1:13:53 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: vooch
My American citizen Great Grandmother was murdered at Jasenovac along with 700,000 other innocents.

That enough jurisdiction for you ?

According to the US Court Systems own website, the types of cases the US Courts are allowed to hear, i.e. their jurisdiction are these:

I see nothing there that brings the Creation internal issues under the Jurisdiction of the United States' Courts.

16 posted on 03/15/2017 1:21:09 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That was good. My best laugh of the day! LOL!!


17 posted on 03/15/2017 1:35:38 PM PDT by redfreedom
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To: Swordmaker

really ?

tell that to UBS


18 posted on 03/15/2017 2:30:19 PM PDT by vooch
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To: henkster
What jurisdiction does an American court have over this?

Congress granted this jusidiction last year.

19 posted on 03/15/2017 2:43:06 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Swordmaker
I see nothing there that brings the Creation internal issues under the Jurisdiction of the United States' Courts.

Victims of Terror can now sue foreign goverments after Congress went over Obama's veto last year.

20 posted on 03/15/2017 2:51:31 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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