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Bavarian Indemnification Office Issues 1,000 Decisions a Month

In September, the number of decisions handed down by the Bavarian Indemnification Agency, on claims by individual applicants, for the first time in a year exceeded one thousand.

The greater part of these decisions is, as a rule, negative in nature. From October 1953 through July 1954, better than half of the 3,500 applications by residents of Germany were rejected. Of claims filed by residents of other countries, Jews for the most part, 632 were turned down and 415 approved in whole or in part. The total amount paid out by Bavaria in the 1953-54 fiscal year was $8,800,000 for indemnification claims, plus $99,000 from the “hardship fund.”