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Deadline for Filing Property Claims Against Polish Government Extended

The deadline for filing claims against the Polish Government under the Polish agreement of 1960 has been extended by the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission to March 31, 1962, it was announced here. The prior deadline for filing claims was September 30, 1961.

The Commission spokesman said the action was necessary, owing to the overwhelming influx of requests for formal applications in September. The Commission decided on the extension in the interest of justice and international law to further the spirit of cooperation inherent in the agreement.

Under the agreement, Poland is paying America $40,000,000 in settlement of claims based on nationalization of property belonging to American citizens. The extension is expected to benefit those who found out about the claims program too late to file. Information and necessary forms may be obtained by writing the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Washington 25, D.C.

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