Such is the story told by Les Kuczynski, counsel for the Polish National Alliance in Chicago. Similar stories of heartache and pain can be told by thousands of people who have had their lives' work confiscated by Communist regimes in Europe. Now, through restitution, many countries are trying to make amends for the pain that previous governments had caused them. However, the process is muddled by many difficult problems. Many bitter arguments threaten to divide groups that will need to work together in order to build a better future.
Michael L. Neff, Eastern Europe's Policy of Restitution of Property in the 1990s, 10 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 357 (1992).