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Jews Organizing to Seek East German Compensation for Nazi War Crimes

Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal announced here that an international congress of all organizations of former Nazi victims will be held in Vienna next month for joint action in seeking East German compensation for Nazi crimes. Wiesenthal, who was speaking on Dutch television, said the organizations will probably establish a joint action committee to negotiate with East Germany which has so far adamantly refused to consider compensation. He did not specify which organizations would attend the congress.

Police took special security precautions during Wiesenthal’s brief stay in Amsterdam. People attending his talk were searched and cars were prevented from parking near the hall.