Nürnberg: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization, 1952. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 16, 5, 15, 5, 6pp. Original black binder's tape over green wraps with black lettering on cover, protected in modern mylar. Mimeographed protocols of two meetings of representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany in The Hague, both dated September 1o, 1952. The original protocols were signed by the German Chancellor Dr. Konrad Adenauer and Dr. Nahum Goldmann, a leading Zionist and the president of the World Jewish Congress from 1948 to 1977. Goldmann had founded the Congress with Reform Rabbi Stephen S. Wise in 1936.
Protocol No. 1 deals with a program for the improvement and extension of indemnification and restitution legislation in Germany. It is divided into provisions regulating restitution for property confiscated in the sovereign territory of the Federal Republic and compensation for confiscation of property seized by the German Reich in European ports outside of the territory of the Federal Republic, insofar as the household effects belonged to persecutees who emigrated from the territory of the Federal Republic.
Protocol No. 2 regulates the provisions regarding the payment of 450 million Deutsche Mark to the State of Israel for the benefit of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Protocol No. 2 lists all organizations represented by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Both protocols are present in English and in German with four additional letters between Dr. Franz Boehm, head of the delegation for the negotiations with Israel and the Jewish Organizations, and Mr. M. A. Leavitt, Chairman of the Delegation of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, dated August and September 1952. Two of the letters are in German and in English, the other two in the respective language of the sender. The letters are bound in upside down at rear.
Text in English and German. Wraps with sunning along edges and some foxing on front cover. Block age toned. The four letters are bound upside down into the back of the document. Binding and interior in overall good condition. g. Item #41779