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Former Jewish Slave Laborers Present Claims to German Trust

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A one time Jewish inmate at the Belsen-Bergen concentration camp today revealed receipt of a letter from the IG-Farband chemical trust of Germany informing him that his claim for back wages for the time he worked in a Farband slave labor factory would be handled after the case of Norbert Wollheim had been settled.

The ex-slave laborer, now a resident of London, is Mordechai Stone. It is estimated that there are about 100 former inmates of the Auschwitz concentration camp who worked as slave laborers at I.G. Farben who now live in Britain. Most of them are former Polish Jews.

Mr. Wollheim, a leader of Jewry in postwar Germany who now resides in New York City, sued the chemical trust for back wages and damages covering the time he was employed in an IG-Farben plant as a slave worker furnished by the S.S. A German court recently found in favor of Mr. Wollheim and his case, if upheld in the higher courts, is expected to bring benefits to several thousand former slave laborers.

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