JERUSALEM (May. 13)
A report on the German-Jewish reparations talks was given last night by Dr. Nahum Goldmann at the meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee now taking place here.
Dr. Goldmann said that Israel and the Jewish groups seeking compensation from Germany have entered negotiations for the West-German Government at an unopportune time when the Germans attended another reparations conference in London with other creditors demanding $3,000,000,000 and when Germany began negotiations with the Western Powers with regard to Bonn’s contribution to the NATO.
Dr. Goldmann emphasized that he will not re-enter any discussion regarding the principle as to whether the Jews should demand reparations from Germany. He also said that he will not disclose any details of the present negotiations. However, he pointed out that the negotiations involve nothing else but compensation for Nazi looted Jewish property, and not for Jewish blood.
“Nothing can repay for the Jewish blood shed,” he said. “Even if the Germans should repay us billions of dollars, we would not forgive their crimes against Jewish life. They know that they will not obtain our pardon for the price of reparation.”