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Germany Studies Compensation to Women of Poland Mutilated in Nazi Camps

The West German Government was reported today to be studying means of compensation for women of Poland who were victims of Nazi medical experiments in the Auschwitz and Ravensbrueck concentration camps. Many Jewish women from Poland are among the victims.

Government officials have been resistant to such payments because there are no diplomatic relations between West Germany and Poland. The Ministry of Finance feared that compensation payments to Polish nationals might create a precedent for other claims from countries in the Soviet bloc.

The Bonn Foreign Office was understood to be examining international legal and political aspects of the situation which might be involved in payments to the women of Polish nationality.