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New Austrian Foreign Minister Considers Restitution Claims Settled

Dr. Bruno Kreisky, the newly-appointed Austrian Foreign Minister, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that the Austrian Government believes there has been a complete solution of the problem of providing restitution for the losses of former Austrian victims of Nazism now living abroad.

Dr. Kreisky cited the fund for such purposes of 550,000,000 schillings the greater part of which has already been given to former Austrians. Citing an additional payment of $6,000,000 to claimants abroad, he said foreign governments have indicated to Austria that they also regard the problem as finally solved.