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Austria Determined to Eradicate Anti-semitism, Chancellor Says

Austrian Chancellor Josef Klaus, who is now visiting the United States, said here that both major parties in the Austrian Parliament have repudiated anti-Semitism and are determined to eradicate it from public life. He made the statement to a delegation of the World Jewish Congress who had voiced concern over recent anti-Semitic incidents in Austria and particularly over the fact that a number of persons in public positions were guilty of anti-Semitic activities under the Nazi regime. He noted that one of his first acts on assuming leadership of his party was to condemn every manifestation of anti-Semitism.

The WJC delegation included Dr. Maurice L. Perlzweig, director of the organization’s international affairs department; Dr. Gerhart M. Riegner of Geneva, secretary general of the WJC; Monty Jacobs, executive director of the North American executive; and Dr. Natan Lerner of the international affairs department.