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Dr. Philip Auerbach Comes to U.S. to Aid Former Inmates of Nazi Camps on Claims

Dr. Philip Auerbach, Bavarian Commissioner for Persecutees and chairman of an indemnification committee in western Germany, arrived here yesterday to help expedite the claims of some 10,000 to 12,000 former inmates of Nazi concentration camps who are entitled to compensation payments for damages suffered as a result of this imprisonment. These claimants are now living in the United States or Canada.

Dr. Auerbach, who is a director of the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization which has its headquarters in this city, will also confer with JRSO leaders to explain the procedures involved in receiving indemnifications. The JRSO was set up by a group of major Jewish organizations to handle the claims of restitution involving communal and heirless Jewish property.