Supereme Court rejects appeal in case of Walderode property claim

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the appeal of Johanna Kammerlander in the restitution case of the family of Karel des Fours Walderode, an aristocrat whose property was confiscated after the Second World War under the Beneš decrees.

Mrs Kammerlander, who is Mr. Walderode’s widow, has been fighting to regain control of assets in north Bohemia valued at 3 billion crowns since 1992.

The Supreme Court has previously ruled that Mr. Walderode had failed to regain Czechoslovak citizenship after the war. A certificate stating that he did so in 1947 was not recognized.

His widow is still able to appeal the verdict at the Constitutional Court.

Author: Ruth Fraňková