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Roumanian Minister Praises Dead Jewish Banker

A glowing tribute was paid in Parliament to the dead Jewish banker Jacques Elias, by the Minister of Education Anghelescu. The Minister termed Elias a great Roumanian citizen and declared that his life was a worthy pattern for others to follow. Elias left a million lei for benevolent and educational Roumanian institutions.

The Jewish press laments that the Jewish banker left very little for distinctly Jewish purposes. Among the Jewish beneficiaries were the Bucharest synagogue which is bequathed 20.000 lei, the Sephardic synagogue, 10,000 lei, and the Sephardic school for girls 5,000 lei. The Sephardic Synagogue of Vienna is left 10,000 lei.