The Disposal of Alien Property

Archive Report

The disposition to be made of German, Austrian and Hungarian property remaining in the hands of the Alien property Custodian will come up for final decision by Congress upon the completion of the work of the German-American Mixed Claims Commission within the next few months. Property in amounts up to $10,000, and this amount of each larger claim, has already been returned under congressional authorization. Whether the remaining property is to be returned in full or in greater part retained by the United States to meet the claims of American nationals against the former enemy governments will be one of the most vigorously debated questions to come before the new Congress.

Under the Knox-Porter resolution of July 2, 1921, which terminated the state of war ...

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