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Press Statement
Adam Ereli, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 9, 2005


Austrian Payments to Holocaust Victims

The United States welcomes developments this week clearing the way for approximately 19,000 Holocaust survivors and heirs to receive a measure of justice under the terms of a 2001 U.S. Austria agreement. Many of the beneficiaries of this agreement live in the United States. During his Washington visit this week, Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel expressed the hope that payments from the $210 Million Austrian General Settlement Fund can begin soon.

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