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2016 Annual Assessment

Developments within the IKG leadership are best illustrated by its battle for restitution. Until the late 1980s, IKG leaders conducted restitution negotiations quietly so as not to arouse anti-Semitism. Grosz was the first IKG president to publicly claim restitution. He publicly campaigned for the rights of the robbed victims. After an extensive campaign, the Austrian and provincial governments agreed to pay 18.1 million Euro, to return or compensate for confiscated real estate and art objects.