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Chief Rabbi of England Cites Austria’s “callous” Stand on Claims

March 11, 1955
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Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie, in a letter addressed to the ministers of all synagogues in his jurisdiction, has asked that they join their colleagues in Israel and the United Satetes this coming Sabbath, March 12, in commemorating the fate of Austrian Jewry and expressing their “indignation at the continuing injustice which is the lot of its few impoverished survivors.”

In his letter, Chief Rabbi Brodie referred to the long drawn out, but unavailing, efforts which have been made by Jewish organizations to obtain from the Austrian Government some measure of compensation for Nazi victims from Austria, for the pillage and murder under the infamous rule of the Nazis.

“Throughout the negotiations, the Austrian Government has taken a most callous attitude and, while taking measures for the benefit of former Nazis, has taken no steps to satisfy the modest and moderate claims on behalf of their victims, “Dr. Brodie said in his communication. He asked that the ministers help arouse the Anglo-Jewish community and public opinion in this country to this state of affairs.

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