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300,000 Jews to Get Compensation Under Pact, Leavitt Says

September 11, 1952
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General satisfaction with the compensation and restitution agreements signed with West Germany in Luxemburg today was expressed here by Moses A. Leavitt, executive vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee, on his arrival today from The Hague. Mr. Leavitt headed the negotiating team of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. He pointed out, however, that the agreements were still subject to ratification by the Bonn Parliament.

The agreement provides that Germany will establish machinery to handle the claims of individuals for losses incurred as a result of Nazi persecution, he said. Some 300,000 persecutees or their heirs will receive compensation no matter where they may presently be living.

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