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International Committee Formed to Recover Literary Treasures Looted by Nazis

To facilitate the recovery of historically valuable books, documents and museum objects taken from Jewish homes and institutions by the Germans during the war, the World Jewish Congress has formed an international Committee for Recovery of Cultural Property, composed of some of the most outstanding Jewish personalities in the world, it was announced today.

The committee will promote a thorough search for the stolen materials and return them to the original owners. In cases where the owners have not survived the war, the recovered materials will be presented to the Hebrew University in Palestine as trustee. Collection centers are being established and it is expected that the military administrations in the various occupied territories will facilitate the work of the representatives of the committee.