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Return of Jews to Austria is Expected by Envoys of World Jewish Congress in Vienna

The hope that the Jews who fled Austria will return to it in greater numbers than those now planning to leave the country was expressed today at a mass meeting here by Siegfried Altmann and Ernst Stiasnny, representatives of the World Jewish Congress, who are returning to America after a three-month study of Jewish conditions in Austria.

Emphasizing the necessity for the reconstruction of a strong Jewish community in Austria, they declared that the Jews must trust the government’s promise to compensate them for their confiscated property. They said that on the basis of discussions with government officials, they had learned that the Austrian laws concerning property restitution would become effective within two months.