Monday, March 23, 2009

Archduke Friedrich to sue Poland for lost estates

March 23, 1927

The Associated Press reports today that the former Archduke Friedrich of Austria, who once served as as Commander in Chief of the Austria Army, has filed suit against Poland for restitution of his estates in the the area of Silesia, which was once under Austrian control. The estates, which are valued at more than $25,000,000, were confiscated according to the terms of the Treaty of St. Germain. Archduke Friedrich states that the terms of the treaty does not apply to he and his family, which he describes as "merely a collateral branch of the Habsburgs." He is also willing to accept a partial settlement, where he would receive one-third of the estates."

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