Austria Extends Period During Which Jews May File Claims for Property

The State Department today gave notice of a recent extension by the Austrian Government of the period during which Jews may file claims for property seized by the Nazi regime in Austria. The State Department was advised of the extension by the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

The Department said that original owners or their heirs-at-law now have until June 10, 1962 to lodge claims for restitution for property which was confiscated “on account of the racial origin or religion of the owner. ” The claims should be filed with the semi-official collecting agency in Vienna; Sammelstelle “A, ” Konigseggasse 10, Vienna VI.

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