Goldmann Confers in Germany on Reparations Payments to Israel

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, conferred here today with German Federal Minister for Economics Prof, Ludwig Erhard on financial and economic problems pertaining to reparations payments to Israel and the Conference.

Tomorrow, Dr. Goldmann is scheduled to go to Berlin to confer with municipal officials on the long-pending “global settlement” between Berlin and Jewish successor organizations on heirless and communal Jewish property which comes under the jurisdiction of Allied restitution legislation. Negotiations for such a settlement have been going on for two years. From Berlin, Dr. Goldmann will fly to Israel.

The 50-member Israel Purchasing Mission, which handles all Israel orders for reparations goods from Germany and some other matters, moved today into a newly erected office building in Cologne which was laid out according to the mission’s specification and on which the mission has taken a long lease.

The three-story structure has 88 offices, a number of waiting rooms, an auditorium for lectures and films, a reading room, a snack bar and 12 small suites for visiting Israel experts. Rental of this building is expected to save the mission some $10,000 annually as compared to the rental of quarters used heretofore. The mission handles various consular duties in behalf of Israelis doing business with Germany or visiting or residing in Germany.

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