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New American Restitution Appeals Court in German Expedites Claims of Nazi Victims

The newly-created American Court of Restitution Appeals in Nuremberg has speeded up the process of restoring property seized by the Nazis from racial, religious or political victims, Reuters reported today from Germany.

Chief Justice William Clark, of the United States courts of the Allied High Commission for Germany, said that the Court had disposed of 16 appeals in restitution claims while sitting three successive days. A total of 36 appeals accumulated from the German courts in the past six months.

Dr. Gertrude Luckner, head of the German branch of the Roman Catholic Charity Federation, said today on her arrival here that a special committee has been set up in Germany to support the rectitution claims of Nazi victims. Dr. Luckner is here at the invitation of Dr. Leo Baeck, president of the World Union of Progressive Judaism.