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Jewish Congress to Set Up Reward Fund for Apprehension of Nazi Leader

The World Jewish Congress announced here today the establishment of a fund to collect $20,000 to be used as a reward for persons providing information leading to the arrest of Adolf Eichman, arch-persecutor and murderer of European Jewry.

Congress officials, announcing a public committee to collect the award money, said that Eichman disappeared in 1945 and that his wife and children had joined him later in an unknown place.

The officials also announced plans to intensify a campaign to arouse public opinion against the “unexplainable” policy of the Austrian Government in evading efforts to bring to justice Nazi war criminals against whom there is ample evidence, while at the same time refusing to compensate Austrian Jewish victims of Nazism as West Germany does.