Bonn Agrees to Accept Collective Proof on Property Stolen by Nazis

French Jewish organizations have completed negotiations with the West German Government by which the Bonn Government will accept collective proof that furniture and other household goods stolen by the Nazis from Jews in France went to the Reish, it was announced today.

Although West German indemnification legislation calls for individual proof as a basis for restitution claims, the Bonn Government accepted the contention that the overwhelming majority of Jews whose property was taken were not in a position to furnish proof.

Local Jewish organizations, on the other hand, have documentation to show that hundreds of car loads of such furniture were shipped to Nazi Germany. The number of Jewish apartments pillaged by the Germans in France totalled over 71, 000, it was indicated.

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