Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18 Berlin by Dina Gold
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Stolen Legacy is a non-fiction historical narrative centered on a Jewish family’s legal battle to reclaim ownership of a building stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s. The building at Krausenstrasse 17/18 in Berlin was seized by a German businessman with direct ties to the very top of the Nazi Party hierarchy and German Railways. He was the head of the Victoria Insurance Company—then and now one of Germany’s top insurance companies, which played a role in insuring the Auschwitz death camp. The book, written by the daughter of one of the original owners of the building, details the history of the Wolff family’s ownership of the building, its confiscation by the Nazis, and the family’s legal fight to reclaim it, with a foreword by United States Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat.