• This photo taken on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, shows an apartment building freshly renovated by an international developer group that bought the house from the husband of Warsaw Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, in Warsaw, Poland. Its previous ownership rights and its restitution to the Waltz family are one of the issues raised amid a current political storm. Poland’s ruling party leader called this week for a special commission to deal with a problem that has resulted in the eviction of thousands of Warsaw residents, concerning private property that was “nationalized,” or seized by the communist regime in 1945, just after World War II. In recent years some of the properties have been slowly returned to their original owners or people claiming to represent them, but the process has been tainted by false claims and corruption. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

    Property restitution an issue in Poland long after communism

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Warsaw court had no questions when a landlord known for brutal evictions sought the return of an apartment house seized under communism from a Jewish woman. It was tenants who came forward with information that blocked the restitution, showing the woman — who would have been 106— died in 1974.