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Compensation Offered to Slave Laborers by Successor Firms

The Finance Ministry announced here that concentration camp inmates who were used as slave laborers by the Dynamit-Nobel munitions factory or-the Verwertchemie plant during World War II may now apply for special compensation from the successors to those firms.

The Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has just obtained payment of 5 million Marks from Dynamit-Nobel in West Germany, in fulfillment of an understanding reached 20 years ago. Claims Conference president Israel Miller said applicants for compensation should file their claims with Compensation Treuhand, Gruneburgweg 119, 6000 Frankfurt, West Germany. The deadline is December 31, 1986.

The Finance Ministry said applications should contain factual information such as the date, location and circumstances surrounding forced labor for Dynamit-Nobel and Verwertchemie.