Maria Schaumayer, 82, the Austrian Central Bank governor who went on to settle claims filed by Nazi slave-labor victims, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, in her Vienna apartment. The coroner's office gave no cause of death.
Ms. Schaumayer was the first woman to lead a central bank in Europe, heading the Austrian institution from 1990 to 1995. After leaving the bank, she led the Austrian government's negotiations to compensate Nazi slave-labor victims. The government agreed in 2000 to pay out $394.5 million.