Jews in Poland Ask for Extension of Deadline on Claiming Heirless Property

The Jewish Central Committee today appealed to the polish Government to extend the deadline set by the Government for the filing of claims ## relatives abroad who seek property left by Jewish families wiped out by the Germans. ## present deadline is December 31 of this year.

A spokesman for the Committee today indicated that the Central European ##quarters of the J.D.C. in Paris has agreed to allocate a special sum to the Committee to cover the costs of legal action connected with claiming such property. Under the ##isting regulations, the lawyers engaged to handle such cases must receive their fee from claimants abroad. The allocation by the J.D.C. will enable the Committee to ## these fees on behalf of the interested relatives.It was pointed out here that even if the Government refuses to extend the deadline, individual Jews abroad will still be in a position to apply to Polish courts ## property to which they are entitled. The December 31 deadline applies only to the special procedure established by the government, not to ordinary court action.