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Adenauer’s Quitting Premiership Will Not Affect Payments to Israel

“I do notthink that. if Dr. Konrad Adenauer relinquishes his post as Chancellor of West Germany, there will be danger to the implementation of the German-Israel reparations agreement, ” Dr. F. E. Shinar, head of the Israel Reparations Mission to West Germany, declared here tonight in connection with reports from Bonn that Chancellor Adenauer will lay down his post to seek the Federal German Presidency.

Mr. Shinar spoke at a dinner of the Foreign Press Association here. He said that Dr. Adenauer’s possible successor is Dr. Ludwig Erhard, Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Economic Affairs, whose dealings with regard to reparations problems were very encouraging from Israel’s point of view. Mr. Shinar avoided making any prediction as to who may become the West German Minister of Economic Affairs if Dr. Erhard should become Chancellor.

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