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Jewish Experts Complete Presentation of Claims to Austria

Jewish experts conferring with Austrian officials on Jewish claims against Austria today practically completed their work of presenting the Jewish demands in detail. It is now for the Austrian Government to indicate as to whether it is prepared to meet these demands.

The general impression prevailing here is that certain high officials, including Chancellor Julius Raab, are inclined to arrive at a settlement of the Jewish claims. However, this feeling is not equally shared by all members of the government. The Socialist groups, it is believed, have not as yet determined their attitude towards the Jewish demands. These demands include, in addition to the claim for heirless Jewish property, also a request for improving the legislation in Austria for compensation to individual Jews who suffered under the Nazi regime.

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