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Vienna Municipality Cancels Agreement for Return of Aryanized Dwellings to Jews

The municipal dwelling office today cancelled a two-week old agreement with Jewish representatives providing for the return of aryanized Jewish dwellings. Twenty-six homeless Jews had obtained houses or apartments since the law went into effect.

The official explanation for revocation of the agreement was that there is allegedly no basis for ordering the return of aryanized property since legislation depriving Nazis of certain rights is not in effect.

David Brill, president of the Jewish Community Council, challenged this interpretation, declaring that a law promulgated last year provided for the summary eviction of Nazis who had joined the party prior to the Anschluss and for alternative facilities for evicted Nazis who had joined the party after the Anschluss.