MUNICH (Apr. 5)
Eighteen legal experts have been added to the staff of the Bavarian State Restitution Office in an attempt to speed up processing of restitution and indemnification claims, it was announced today. The additional experts bring to 363 the number of officials now employed in the office.
According to a recent statement by the head of the office, it is processing claims at the rate of 800 monthly, and has a backlog of 145,000 claims. Efforts are being made to step up the rate of processing to 1,500 monthly.