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Austrian Jews Ask for Three-nation Parley on Compensation Claims

December 1, 1960
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Representatives of the World Union to Defend the Rights of Former Austrian Jews urged yesterday that Israel call a three nation conference — Israel, West Germany and Austria — to determine responsibility for Jewish losses in Austria during World War II.

The representatives charged that no serious effort has been made to compensate the Jews of Austria for physical and material losses which they said amounted to $1,000,000,000, They also said that Finance Minister Levi Eshkol had promised to bring Foreign Minister Mrs. Golda Meir and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, together to discuss the problem of compensation to Austrian Jews.

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