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Greek Govt. Criticized for Not Implementing Transfer of Heirless Property to Jews

The Greek Government has been criticized sharply by a Joint Distribution Committee spokesman for its failure to carry out its pledges regarding the transfer of heirless Jewish property to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, the New York Times reported here today from Geneva.

The report quoted a Joint Distribution Committee spokesman as stating that the “do-nothing” policy of the Greek Government on the question of heirless Jewish Property was creating a burden on American Jewish organizations which must continue to support the remnants of the pre-war Greek Jewish community. Although a law was passed three years ago placing the heirless Jewish property estimated at $1,200,000 in the hands of a special foundation set up to devote its income to the benefit of the remaining Jews in Greece, nothing has been done to implement this law, the Times said.