WASHINGTON (Sep. 13)
The Senate today passed a war claims bill including an amendment by Senator Jacob K. Javits, New York Republican, to provide compensation payments to German Jews, now naturalized Americans.
The basic legislation pertained to the sale of General Aniline & Film Co., German property vested by the United States during World War II, and disposition of the proceeds. The Javits amendment would provide payment to certain naturalized American citizens who during World War II were German nationals.
An amendment offered by Senator Kenneth B. Keating, New York Republican, also adopted, authorized payments in the amount of $500,000 out of funds owned by persons who were persecuted by the Nazis, and who died without heirs, for benefit of needy and surviving former persecuted persons who are now in the United States. This is the so called heirless property amendment.