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December 7, 2000
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An American committee monitoring Holocaust compensation efforts called on Austria to provide restitution “as soon as possible” to Jews whose property was confiscated by the Nazis. The committee, headed by New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, sent a letter to Austrian President Thomas Klestil expressing concerns that ongoing privatization efforts in Austria might result in the sell-off of national assets that should go to Nazi victims.

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