LONDON (May. 24)
The 20th annual meeting of the United Nations Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland approved unanimously today an appeal for equal compensation by West Germany to the victims of Nazism who were unable to file claims because they were trapped in Iron Curtain countries. Under present West German law, such claims were barred after October 1, 1953.
West Germany has approved plans for a hardship fund of $175,000,000 for such claims but Jewish refugee organizations have been pressing for equal claims status for such refugees with those who have received full compensation.
(From Bonn, it was reported today that the Bundestag, lower house of the German Parliament, will start debate Wednesday on the amendment to the indemnification law affecting post-1953 Jewish applicants.)