Jewish Community in Munich Demands Immediate Action on Bavarian Restitution Program

The General Assembly of the Jewish community of this ###y this week-end demanded that the Bavarian restitution program be immediately put to operation again.

The Assembly, at a formal meeting, accused the Bavarian authorities of anti-Semitic bias in the manner in which they publicized the Auerbach case, pointing out at many similar scandals were given either little publicity or were actually kept from the public. It appealed to Jewish organizations throughout the world to help all attention to anti-Jewish developments in Germany.

Meanwhile, rightist opposition deputies in the Bavarian Parliament have accused Minister-President Hans Ehard of unwillingness to prosecute Dr. Auerbach, former ### of the Restitution office, who is under arrest on charges of fraud. One deputy, ###gust Heussleiter, of the Deutsche Gemeinschaft, charged that Dr. ### fears to prosecute Dr. Auerbach because the latter has documentary proof of the former’s record of collaboration with the Nazis.

From Frankfurt it was reported that the sum of 5,000,000 Deutschemarks will be paid out over a period of four years to the brothers George and Hermann Tietz, Jewish owners of pre-Hitler Germany’s largest department store chain, by “West Deutsche ###aufhof Aktiengesellschaft.” This sum will be paid in settlement of a claim of 11,000,000 marks asked as restitution by the brothers, who left Germany for the United States in 1938.

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