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Western Powers Seek to Secure Compensation for Nazi Victims

One of the supplementary treaties to the “contract” now being negotiated between the Western Powers and the Federal German Republic contains provisions governing restitution of identifiable property to victims of the Nazi regime, compensation on a Federal basis for wrongs inflicted by that regime, and the status of displaced persons and refugees, Allied sources disclosed here today.

A warning that all funds required for compensation to survivors of Nazi victims and aged persons may not be forthcoming owing to the Federal budget situation was issued here today by Dr. Lehr, Federal Minister of the Interior. He said the present schedule of payments to persons in these categories was meeting with considerable difficulties.