Lubavitcher Lawyer Fights for Return of Nazi-Looted Art

Velvel Freedman, a Lubavitcher attorney who is fighting a legal battle for the return of a Camille Pissarro masterpiece stolen by the Nazis to its rightful Jewish heir, gave a presentation on the case at Harvard Law School last Monday.

The event was co-sponsored by Harvard Chabad and Harvard’s Jewish Law Student’s Association. It was organized by the JLSA education chair, Shlomo Fellig, a fellow Lubavitcher who’s a student at Harvard Law.

At the end of the event, Velvel and Shlomo, along with a third Harvard student, Asher Perez, had an impromptu school reunion – all three of them having attended Lubavitch Education Center in Miami as children.

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9 Comments

  • 1. Chaver wrote:

    Brilliant young man. Know him for some time already. If anyone can get it back, it’s Velvel. Keep up the good work!

  • 2. Colleague wrote:

    Phenomenal! Great firm and great lawyers. I heard the presentation was great.

  • 4. Melamed wrote:

    We need more superstar Lubavitch lawyers like him. Perfect LSAT score, highest score on FL bar, and now this. Amazing! Yashar Koach!

  • 5. Miami fan wrote:

    I guess LEC must be doing something right to produce such intelligent young men

  • 9. David Cassirer wrote:

    We are grateful to have the help and support of this uniquely talented fellow at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.

    On behalf of the Cassirer family, and the Jewish Federation,

    David Cassirer
    Telluride, Colorado

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