German State Clears 80 Percent of 159,623 Indemnification Claims

Eighty percent of the 159,623 indemnification claims filed with the indemnification office in this West German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, have been processed according to a report issued here today by the State Ministry of Justice. The total number of claims processed was 127,414 as of August 31.

So far, the Ministry said, a total of 453,305,496 marks (nearly $114,000,000) have been spent by the state to indemnify former victims of Nazis. Additionally, over $40,000,000 more is scheduled to be paid out during the fiscal year 1962 when, it is hoped, the entire indemnification program in Baden-Wurttemberg will be liquidated.