Jewish Claims Conference Welcomes German Bundestag Action

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany welcomed today the passage of the new Federal Indemnification Law by the German Bundestag and called for-speedy ratification of the law by the Bundesrat.

The law provides for a substantial expansion in the scope of the indemnification payments which victims of Nazi persecution are to receive and meets a number of the recommendations on their behalf which the Conference had put forward. “Thousands of Nazi victims through out the world, many aged and in need, are waiting most eagerly the enactment of the Federal Indemnification Law by the Bundesrat and its speedy implementation by the German authorities,” Jacob Blaustein, senior vice president of the Claims Conference, stated today’ While welcoming the action of the Bundestag, the Claims Conference expressed regret that certain important proposals it had submitted were not incorporated into the law.

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