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Austria to Resume Talks with Bonn on Payments to Nazi Victims

Political sources indicated here today that indemnification talks between the West German Government and Austria were expected to be resumed early next year.

Negotiations for a West German contribution to an Austrian fund for restitution to victims of the Nazi period in Austria have been deadlocked for more than a year because the West German Government claimed Austria had collaborated with Hitler and should indemnify its own victims of nazism.

According to reports. West Germany has offered to pay a total of 250,000,000 marks $60,000,000) to Austria for compensation of persons persecuted by nazism, for war victims and for postwar refugees.