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Disagreement on Jewish Claims Reported in Austrian Cabinet

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Disagreement among the members of the Council of Ministers over the procedure to be followed in the Austrian Government’s dealing with the Jewish organizations was reported here today. The People in Party Ministers favor an early start in negotiations, although they complain of alleged non-uniformity in the Jewish demands, but the Socialist Ministers seem to be using delaying tactics and favor payment of claims only to Jews living in Austria.

Meanwhile, agreement has been reached between the Association of Jewish Communities of Austria and Jerome Jacobson, representing the Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria, for the formation of a joint group to negotiate with the Austrian Government for the claims of individual Jews against the Austrian Government and for the recovery of unclaimed and heirless Jewish property, it was announced here today. So far, no date has been fixed for the start of negotiations.

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