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December 17, 1998
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A New York judge appointed Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) to be the “special master” in settlement talks between Holocaust survivors and German and Austrian banks being sued for their role in looting Nazi gold. D’Amato, who lost his Senate seat in the 1998 elections, helped publicize the Nazi gold issue and pressure Swiss banks to reach a $1.25 billion settlement on a similar issue.

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