Austrian Victims of Nazism Form Group to Press for Better Payments

The establishment of an American Council for Equal Compensation of Nazi Victims from Austria, was announced here today by Felix Harding, the first president of the new organization. The purpose of the new group is to achieve equal compensation for equal suffering comparable to the indemnification legislation of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Harding said that the formation of the group resulted from dissatisfaction with what he described as “glaring inequities” in the treatment of Austrian victims of Nazism. (From Vienna, it was reported today by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the Jewish cemetery in the Austrian town of Gmunden was found desecrated for the second time this year. In the latest incident, the vandals smashed a memorial stone for victims murdered in Nazi concentration camps.)

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