Goldmann, Raab Meet Thursday to Reopen Austrian Reparations Talks

A meeting between Dr. Nahum Goldmann, representing world Jewish organizations, and Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab to reopen reparations talks recessed for the summer will take place Thursday, it was announced here today. The meeting was originally scheduled for last Saturday. Dr. Goldmann is expected to arrive here Wednesday.

Throughout the summer small mixed groups of Jewish and Austrian experts have been meeting to discuss details of various Jewish claims for restitution and reparations. However, the chief problem remains the Jewish demand that the Austrian Government make a lump sum payment in settlement of all Jewish heirless and unclaimed property.

When the talks were recessed the Jewish groups and the Austrian Government were far apart on the amount of the lump sum payment. Nevertheless, the Austrians closed the first phase of the negotiations with a statement of their eagerness to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement. Jewish circles here are hopeful that more will be achieved in the second stage of the negotiations than in the primary phase.

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