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585,000 Indemnification Claims Filed in Rhineland-westphalia

Indemnification of victims of Nazism will be completed by the State of Rhineland-Westphalia by April 1,1963, it was announced here today by Minister of Interior Duefhus, who declared that the staff in the Indemnification Bureau will be increased so as to speed pending applications.

Officials in the Interior Ministry said that, up to July 1,1958,585,000 indemnification claims have been filed in this state, giving Phineland-Westphalia the highest number of such claims in the West German Republic.

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