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Austrian Government Parties Agree on Compensation to Nazi Victims

The two parties in the coalition government, the People’s Party and the Social Democrats, have come to an agreement in principle on the payment of compensation to persons who were imprisoned for political or racial reasons during the Nazi regime, it was learned here today.

The actual compensation schedule has not yet been worked out. The compensation agreement was linked with an amnesty agreement for former Nazi Party members in the civil service who were prevented from advancing in the service since 1945 because of anti-Nazi laws. Victims of the Nazis who were Austrian civil servants at the time of their imprisonment will receive compensation for the time they lost, while other inmates of concentration camps will receive monthly payments over a period of three years.

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