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Austria to Ratify Pact with Germany on Payments to Nazi Victims

The agreement between Austria and West Germany, under which the Federal Republic of Germany will contribute $80,000,000 to help indemnify claim ants here for compensation due to victims of Nazism, will be ratified not later than next June, authoritative sources here said today.

The Bonn Government, it was stated, has agreed to pay Austria $25,200,000 as its first instalment of the payments due. Consequently, payments to Nazi victims here are expected to commence before the end of this year.