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Bonn Parliament to Consider Indemnification for Jewish Cemeteries

Martin Hirsch, chairman of the Indemnification Committee of the Bundestag, the lower house of the West German Parliament, said here today that the question of indemnification payments for some 2,000 cemeteries destroyed by the Nazis in Eastern Europe would get early consideration by Parliament.

Mr. Hirsch stressed that the Bonn Government had a “positive attitude” on the matter. He discussed the matter with a two-man delegation representing the World Center of European Rabbis. Taking part in the meeting was Dr. L. Lerman, Chief Rabbi of Berlin.

The West German legislator also promised to present to the Bundestag a request by the rabbis that a commission of the newly elected Parliament visit the countries where the Nazis desecrated cemeteries to appraise the extent of the damage.