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Baltimore Group Presses Indemnity Claims Against Germany

Claims of fifty-one refugee newcomers to Baltimore against the German government, totalling $70,000 have been settled through the Baltimore Emergency Committee for Indemnification Claims of Newcomers, it was announced here. The claims covered loss of relatives on whom the claimants were dependent for support and permanent incapacitation as a result of treatment received in Nazi concentration camps.

The committee is a joint effort of the Baltimore office of HIAS, the Baltimore Section of the National Council of Jewish Women and the Refugee Adjustment Committee of the Jewish Family and Children’s Bureau. It has filed 350 such claims involving approximately $350,000.