Swiss commission to finish report by July 1

ZURICH, Jan. 27 (JTA) — An international commission investigating dormant Swiss bank accounts from the Holocaust era is expected to release its report by July 1, according to its chairman. Paul Volcker added at a news conference Wednesday in Zurich that the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons would finish sifting through the bank’s archives by the end of March. Volcker, a former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, said the process of matching the names on the accounts with those of Holocaust survivors, including names that he has just started receiving from Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, should be completed before the end of May.

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