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State Dept. Announces Extension of Time Limit for Restitution Claims in Austria

The Department of State today announced an expended time limit of nine months to December 31, 1948, for filing claims under the first, second, and third restitution laws in Austria. Until this extension was announced, the end of March, 1948, had been set as the final date f or filing claims.

According to statistics submitted by the Austrian Government, the Department aid, it seems that all claims may not have been presented. The Department repeated previous announcement that claimants deal directly with the appropriate Austrian authorities. If the Claimant is unable to determine with which authorities to file, ?e may send his claims, together with supporting documents in German, to t he Austrian Federal Ministry for Safeguarding Property and Economic Planning in Vienna.