BONN (Jul. 18)
The two top political figures in West Germany, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Erich Ollenhauer, leader of the major opposition party, the Social Democratic Party, sent their congratulations to Dr. Nahum Goldmann this week-end on the occasion of his 60th birthday. In his message, Herr Ollenhauer pledged his party’s continued support of adequate indemnification by the West German Government to the victims of the Nazi regime.
(In Vienna, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Austria today decided to present Dr. Goldmann with a 17th century miniature edition of the Book of Esther, on the occasion of his birthday. The gift is considered a rare work of art. It was salvaged from a deserted room in the building which was formerly the headquarters of the Vienna Jewish community. The building had been occupied by the Nazis who, fortunately, had never discovered the rarity.)