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Austrian Jews Lost 14,000 Industrial Enterprises to Nazis; Ejected from 60,000 Homes

More than 14,000 Jewish industrial enterprise were expropriated in Austria during the Nazi regime, it was reported here today at a meeting of representatives of Jewish businessmen.

Reviewing the situation with regard to restoration of Jewish property, A.M. Ehrlich, Jewish community leader who presided, told the gathering that 5,000 of the confiscated enterprises are presently under public administration and that many of the administrators are former Nazi officials. He estimated that no less than 50,000 Jewish commercial and industrial firms were “aryanized” in Austria.

The meeting also heard reports that Jews were ejected during the Nazi regime from 60,000 apartments in Vienna and were compelled to leave all furniture and house hold articles behind. Approximately 1,500,000,000 shillings in cash and assets were collected from Jews through special “Jewish taxes.”