Former Jewish inmates of Nazi concentration camps, who toiled as slave laborers for private German firms, were requested today to register by the Committee of Former Jewish Slave Laborers in Germany, which was set up in cooperation with leading national and world Jewish organisations. The Committee has its principal office in “New York.
The Committee seeks to gain compensation from German firms for the benefit of their surviving Jewish slave laborers, along the same lines as arc provided by the agreements reached with the I. G. Farben and the Friedrich Krupp companies. The Committee desires to register the surviving slave laborers, so that they might not be excluded from the benefits of any future settlements which may be reached. It is in the claimants’ own interest, the Committee emphasized, to give the matter their immediate attention, and to register by December 31, 1960. The Committee makes no charge for its services, nor docs it act as a legal representative of individual claimants.
Communications should be addressed to the Compensation Treuhand GmbH, Staufejx strasse 29a, Frankfurt au Main, Germany, and should contain the following information: Full name, address, date and place of birth, name of German firm, and the place and dates where the slave labor was performed. The Compensation Treuhand GmbH is a special trust set up to administer the funds to be paid out under the I.G. Farben and the Krupp agreements.
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