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Three German Papers Deny Connection with Jews; Blame Competitors for “insults”

Three United States-licensed German language newspapers in editorials today categorically denied that they were influenced by Jews.

The Weisbadener Kurier protested against the “unfounded and impertinent statement of competitors that the Kurier was owned by Jews.” The Kurier, however, denounced its rival Weisbadener Tageblatt as having Jewish affiliations. The Prankenpost, appearing in Hof, Upper Franconia, also denied that it was published or edited by Jews, declaring that these “insulting charges” were made by competitors in order to discredit the paper among its readers.

Meanwhile, in order to speed the payment of indemnification for migrants living outside Germany, the Jewish Central Committee of Germany has sent a two-man commission to Israel. Their duty is to form an organization for handling the applications of the persons concerned. A similar organization will be set up soon in the United States. The deadline for all applications for indemnity is March 31, 1950.