Austrian Socialist Pledges Party’s Support for $6 Million in Restitution

A pledge that the Austrian Socialist Party will support the parliamentary campaign to secure $6,000,000 as restitution to the victims of Nazism, was made today by Mrs. Rose Jochman, a member of the Austrian Parliament, during a luncheon meeting with Adolph Held, national chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee, and other Jewish labor leaders.

Mrs. Jochman declared that both she and her party were sympathetic to the demands being made and that she would, as a member of the parliamentary committee concerned with the problem, give vigorous support toward its achievement.

As leader of the Women’s Socialist movement in Austria, Mrs. Jochman said, she had seen first-hand the need for such restitution and believed that it was “in the best interests of long-overdue elementary justice that such minimal restitution be made by the Austrian Government.”

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