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German Parliament to Discuss Indemnification Law Today

the West German Parliament is ### to begin discussion tomorrow of a draft or a new Federal indemnification law ### for payments to individual victims of the Nazi regime who were persecuted ### religious or political reasons. It is estimated that total payments to be made under this measure, which is modelled on legislation now in effection the United States ### of Germany, will amount to four billion marks (approximately $440,000,000).

The law provides that ### must have resided in West German territory or in West Berlin on May 23, 1949. Clairrants who havbe emigrated from Germany since the end of the war will be entitled to benefits if they can prove that they resided in Germany before May, 1945. Persecutes who have been expelled from East German territory since 1949 are also eligible for payment.

Aminimum monthly payment of 280 maris will be paid to persons who are totally disabled. Partially disabled persons will receive between 400 and 1440 marks ### while windows of victims will receive a maximum of 1800 marks ###. Payment for imprisonment will be made at the rate of 150 marks for ###.

A demand that the new head of the Ravarian restitution office resign if he is unable to create an effective basis for the work of the office, was ### in ### today by Wolfgang ###, chairman of the Havarian League for Havarian and justice, an organization of victims of Nazism. Mr. Hirsch also blasted the ### demnification law as ineffective and expressed regret that Dr.H. ###, Havarian Secretary of State, who was instrumental in drafting that law, ###### involved in heling draft the Federal indemnification legislation.

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