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Austrian Chancellor Receives Delegation of B’nai B’rith Leaders

A B’nai B’rith delegation led by international president William Wexler called on Austrian Chancellor Klaus yesterday to complete the prosecution of Austrian Nazi criminals and improve restitution payments for Jewish victims of the Nazi era.

The delegation, which also included the grand president of the Continental Lodge Paul Jacob, and the organization’s general secretary M. Ehrlich, also proposed the establishment of a humanities foundation to be named in memory of the late Dr. Sigmund Freud, the Viennese Jewish scientist who founded the science of psychoanalysis. Chancellor Klaus promised the delegation that he would order a careful investigation of Jewish restitution claims.