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02/11/2015

StephanTempl:WrittenquestionHL2403UKParliament

StephanTempl:WrittenquestionHL2403
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AskedbyBaronessDeech

ForeignandCommonwealthOffice

Askedon:05October2015
Lords HL2403

StephanTempl
ToaskHerMajestysGovernmentwhethertheyhavediscussedwiththe
governmentofAustriathecaseofStephanTempl,chroniclerofNazilootingin
Vienna,whohasbeensentencedtoimprisonmentinconnectionwithhisclaim
forrestitution.
A Answeredby:BaronessAnelayofStJohns
WeareawareofthelegalcaseconcerningStephanTempl.OurEmbassyhas
closerelationswiththeSecretaryGeneraloftheAustrianNationalFundfor
VictimsofNationalSocialism,whichwasestablishedin1995tofulfilAustrias
responsibilitytowardsthevictimsofNationalSocialism.TheBritish
GovernmentencouragestheauthoritiesinAustriaandothercountriesinthe
regiontoaddressrestitutionandcompensationclaimsfromthosewhowere
tragicallyaffectedbytheHolocaustassoonaspossible,inawaythatwould
bejustandsatisfactorytotheclaimants.Wewillcontinuetoengagewiththe
authoritiestopressthecaseforvictimsofNationalSocialismtoreceivejustice
andfaircompensation,particularlythroughtheInternationalHolocaust
RemembranceAlliance.TheGovernmenthasappointedSirEricPicklesasits
envoyforpostholocaustissues,andhewillcontinuetoraisesuchissuesat
everyopportunity.

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