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Jewish Communal Bodies in Austria Will Recover Property Confiscated by Nazis

The Austrian Parliament has adopted–with minor revisions–restitution legislation providing for the return of property confiscated by the Nazis to corporate bodies.

The Catholic community in Austria stands to gain considerably from this legislation and it was for this reason that the Catholic deputies in Parliament supported the restitution measure. Meanwhile, legislation affecting purely or principally Jewish interests, such as the return of homes, businesses and the promises of heirless Jewish property, still remains to be enacted in Parliament.