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Goldmann Completes Talks with Bonn Officials on Indemnification

Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, left here today after a series of meetings with West German officials aimed at extending the period for completing indemnification payments to Jewish victims of the Nazis, correcting certain defects in the administration of the Federal Indemnification Law and remedying various injustices to certain groups of Nazi victims.

Some 800,000 claims for indemnification have still not been processed under the provisions of the Indemnification Law, which had originally provided for payments to be made by the end of this year. Among the West German officials with whom Dr. Goldmann conferred were Finance Minister Starke, Vice Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder and other Government and Parliamentary leaders.

Before his departure, Dr. Goldmann was assured that the issue would be settled within the next few weeks.