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Czech Jews to Ask Germany for Indemnification As Nazi Victims

The Jewish community of Czechoslovakia plans to ask the West German Government to end its “discrimination against Czechoslovak citizens” in the matter of compensation legislation, it was reported here today from Prague. The Bonn Government presently refuses to apply its laws for indemnification of Nazi victims to residents of countries with which it does not have diplomatic relations.

The report said that “Vestnik,” official publication of the Council of Jewish Communities of Bohemia and Moravia, listed the principal categories of compensation and indemnification for which individual victims might be eligible and asked that all details of such claims be sent to the Council together with information as to whether the claims had been filed with West German authorities.

The announcement in “Vestnik” said that it seeks claims information from individuals in order “to obtain a clear picture of those in our ranks who have suffered damage” from Nazi persecution.

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