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Commission examines WWII French claims

A French government commission will examine 80
claims from American citizens who say their property was plundered when they lived in France during World War II.
Most of the alleged plundering apparently was sparked by anti-Semitic
legislation. Since the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliations was founded, it has registered
23,591 claims, and paid compensation totaling $447 million on 22,208 of them. The commission will meet in New York from April 28 to May 5.The commission continues to receive new claims, with nearly 100 filed last
month.

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