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    WEST GERMANY AND THE JEWISH CLAIMS CONFERENCE HAVE STARTED TALKS ABOUT ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR JEWS WHO FLED FROM EASTERN EUROPE AFTER THE WAR.

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    WEST GERMANY AND THE JEWISH CLAIMS CONFERENCE HAVE STARTED TALKS ABOUT ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR JEWS WHO FLED FROM EASTERN EUROPE AFTER THE WAR. PROPOSALS WERE EXCHANGED IN BONN TODAY (THURSDAY) BETWEEN DR. ERHARD, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, AND MR. NAHUM GOLDMANN, PRESIDENT OF THE JEWISH CLAIMS CONFERENCE. MR. GOLDMANN ALSO HAD TALKS WITH MR. DAHLGRUEN, WEST GERMANY'S FINANCE MINISTER.

    AT ISSUE IS A WEST GERMAN DRAFT LAW RAISING THE CEILING FOR COMPENSATIONS TO VICTIMS OF THE NAZI REGIME. A DEADLINE -- OCTOBER, 1953 -- AT PRESENT PREVENTS NAZI VICTIMS WHO FLED EASTERN EUROPE AFTER THAT DATE FROM CLAIMING COMPENSATION.

    THE WEST GERMAN GOVERNMENT, WANTING TO KEEP THE DEADLINE, HAS OFFERED A SPECIAL "HARDSHIP FUND" OF 600 MILLION MARKS FOR JEWISH NAZI VICTIMS WHO CAME TO THE WEST AFTER THE DEADLINE.

    THE JEWISH CLAIMS CONFERENCE REJECTS THIS OFFER "FOR REASONS OF PRINCIPLE" AND WANTS THE DEADLINE DROPPED.

    (ONE WEST GERMAN JUDGE WHO TOOK PART IN THE PASSING OF DEATH SENTENCES BY NAZI COURTS IS STILL IN OFFICE. FEDERAL JUSTICE MINISTER DR. EWALD BUCHER TOLD A PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE TODAY THAT CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS MIGHT PRODUCE SIMILAR FINDINGS ABOUT ANOTHER JUDGE AND BETWEEN TWO AND SIX PROSECUTORS. AND FURTHER INCRIMINATING MATERIAL MIGHT BE OBTAINED FROM EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2K1SBRT8E8LEZC03N6XQPRFU0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2K1SBRT8E8LEZC03N6XQPRFU0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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