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July 23, 1998
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Key players in the effort to resolve Holocaust-era claims rejected the latest appeal from the Clinton administration to show “calm” in dealing with Switzerland. Stuart Eizenstat made the appeal at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing to examine the 1946 Washington Accord, under which Switzerland returned to the Allies $58 million in gold it received from Nazi Germany. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.), said the Swiss government had lied about the amount of German gold they had after the war.

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