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Austrian Chancellor Pledges “just Restitution” to Jewish Community

Chancellor Julius Raab told the Austrian Parliament today that his government would observe the principles of freedom of religion and conscience in its relations with religious institutions.

Among problems to be resolved in this area, he said, was that of “just restitution of the losses of the Jewish community during the time of its persecution.”

Earlier, Chancellor Raab, in the presence of all members of his coalition cabinet, had unveiled a memorial stone in the Burgtor, former palace of the Austrian Emperor, in honor of the victims of the National Socialist era.