Pezoldová wins appeal over restitution rulings

The Supreme Administrative Court has given a member of a Czech-Austrian noble family the opportunity to reopen property restitution claims according the Czech News Agency. The agency says Alžběta Pezoldová succeeded in three appeals against earlier rulings by a Prague court and can proceed with her claims. Those claims centre on property around Plzeň, Klatovy and Jindřichův Hradec. Mrs. Pezoldová belongs to one wing of the Schwarzenberg noble family through adopted grandfather Adolf Schwarzenberg. She has fought a long battle for the return of property taken by the Nazis and then by the Czechoslovak state after WWII.

Author: Chris Johnstone