The basic idea
What is needed is an organization to be set up capable of securing and maintaining
the ownership rights of individual displaced persons and administrating these rights
on a fiduciary basis, legally and commercially, for the respective displaced persons
and their heirs. The Preußische Treuhand, the self-help organization of displaced
persons from private German properties in the expulsion territories; shall, as authority,
certified by power of attorney, assert individual claims against the expulsion nations.
The power of attorney can prevent the early failure of a restitution due to a
lack of activity on the part of the owners. This authorized organization provides
the displaced persons with a strategic instrument to secure and execute the restitution
of their confiscated properties. The mere existence of such a self-help organization,
capable of representing individual plaintiffs commercially, serves to promote the
demand for restitution in European politics. This organization will be taken more
seriously, also, since it may be capable of accumulating considerable wealth.