Study Commission on Jewish Assets (Commission d'Études des Biens Juifs)
The Study Commission on Jewish Assets was created by Royal Decree of 6 July 1997, and subsequently by the Act of 15 January 1999. It was chaired by M. Lucien Buysse. Its aim was to investigate the fate of the Belgian Jewish Community's assets which were plundered, surrendered or abandoned during the Second World War. The Study Commission studied the ways in which looting took place during the Occupation, as well as the measures taken after the war by the Government and the private sector to restore the looted property to its owners or to pay compensation. The population considered in this research were those who were subject to the anti-Jewish policies adopted by the Nazi occupying forces in Belgium. The Study Commission therefore drew up a database containing information on the victims of those policies, regardless of their nationality. The Study Commission submitted a full report to the Belgian Government on 12 July 2001 and was disbanded on 1 October 2001.
A detailed summary of the Final Report is available on this website under Belgium: Official Reports.
M. Marc de Trazegnies
Advisor Federal Public Service
Chancellery of the Prime Minister
Rue de la Loi 16
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 213 4460
Final Report of the Study Commission on Jewish Assets <http://www.combuysse.fgov.be/>, accessed 1 December 2002
Central Registry Archives , Correspondence, 17 July 2002