Malta remained a British colony and Allied naval stronghold throughout World War II, besieged but never captured by Axis forces, and consequently there are no known cases of Jewish property having been confiscated or wrongfully seized during the Holocaust era. Representatives of the Maltese Jewish community have reported that they are unaware of any Holocaust-era property restitution claims. The country supports Holocaust education and commemoration in line with the principles of the Terezin Declaration.
Jewish roots in Malta date to the 4th and 5th centuries. Today, the Jewish community includes some 200 members.