Auschwitz claim needs legal advice

A BRISTOL lawyer whose client seeks compensation for the murder of her relatives at Auschwitz is looking for help.

Jane Macdonald, of Bobbetts Mackan, has agreed to take on the client whose father's family was wiped out by the Nazis. But she is unsure whether she has a sustainable claim against the German government.

“I am not a specialist in this field. I am hoping that other lawyers may be able to give me some guidance as to what sort of claims are succeeding,” said MacDonald.

The client, a woman in her 30s, had been encouraged to approach the firm after hearing of some successful claims from victims of the Nazi persecution of the Jews.

She claims her father was the only member of that side of the family who escaped from occupied Poland alive.

Her father served in the Polish army and was also sent to a concentration camp, possibly in Siberia, before escaping to England in 1946.

Macdonald first approached the Law Society for help and was referred to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.