LONDON (Mar. 9)
Full payment by West Germany to about 150,000 victims of Nazism who do not qualify for such compensation under Bonn’s present law was demanded here by Israel M, Sieff, chairman of the European executive of the World Jewish Congress.
In a letter to the Times, Mr. Sieff pointed out that these 150,000 victims of Nazism are refugees from Eastern Europe who could not reach free lands where they could apply for compensation prior to the cut-off date prescribed by the present German law. That date was fixed as October 1, 1953.
“These refugees,” stated Mr. Sieff, “have been offered miserably inadequate donations under the amending bill now before the Bundestag (lower house of Germany’s parliament). Surely, they too are entitled to full amends for their suffering. The German Government should regard this as an indispensable obligation remedying the wrongs of the past.”