Britain Announces Austrian Arrangement to Settle Claims of Nazi Victims

The British Foreign Office announced today that a fund for the relief of certain classes of victims of Nazi persecution in Austria had been established by the Austrian Government and that initial payments to victims over 70 years of age had already been made.

“As a result of an agreement between the United Kingdom, the United States and the French and Austrian Governments in May 1959, a fund of $6,000,000 was set up for settlement of claims of victims of racial, religious or political persecution in Austria between March 13, 1938 and May 8, 1945 whose bank accounts, securities, mortgages or cash was confiscated by the Nazi authorities and who were compelled to pay certain discriminatory taxes, “the Foreign Office said.

The announcement added that claim forms could be obtained from Austrian consulates and from the United Restitution Organization in London.

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