Austrian Cabinet Members Meet with Jewish Delegates on Claims

Members of the Austrian Cabinet today met with members of the Jewish delegation who arrived here to initiate the discussions on Jewish claims against Austria. At today’s meeting it was decided that technical negotiations should start on Wednesday.

The members of the Austrian Cabinet who participated in today’s talks were Foreign Minister Dr. Karl Gruber and Finance Minister Dr. Rhinehard Kamitz. The Jewish delegation was represented by Adolph Held, chairman of the American Jewish Labor Committee; M. Beckelman, European, director of the Joint Distribution Committee and Dr. Emil Maurer, president of the Jewish Community of Vienna.

The technical committee which will start its meetings on Wednesday with Austrian officials is headed, by Mr. Beckelman and is composed of experts assigned by Jewish organizations in the United States and London. It also includes Joseph Gurrin of Tel Aviv, president of the Association of Former Austrian Jews in Israel, and Dr. E. Laor, European treasurer of the Jewish Agency.

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