“aryanizers” Seek Compensation for Returned Jewish Property

The central organization of those German “Aryanizers” who were compelled to return Jewish property they acquired during the Nazi regime has decided to change its name, to establish an office in Bonn and to go “underground” with its magazine.

At its annual meeting here, the “Association for Loyal Restitution, “as it has been known for the past six years, resolved to adopt the name of “Federal Union” of Restitution Victims.” The organization intends to concentrate henceforth on Parliamentary lobbying, mainly to obtain from the Federal Treasury compensation for those who took over Jewish property “in good faith” and had to give it back on the basis of Allied restitution legislation.

For the past five years the organization has published a monthly magazine, “Die Restitution,” which was available to any interested party. This periodical will now be discontinued, it was decided at the annual meeting. In its stead, an “internal information bulletin” is to be issued, but only for enrolled and dues-paying members of the “Federal Union of Restitution Victims.” Membership applications will be screened.

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