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Anti-zionist Call of Jewish Central Union Resented by Jewish Orthodoxy in Germany

The call of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith to its members not to vote for Jewish national candidates in the elections to the Prussian Federation has aroused a great deal of resentment among orthodox Jews here. The Berlin orthodox organization “Achduth” has, in consequence, refused to join the Central Union in a common list of candidates for the election.

The Berlin “Juedische Wochenblatt” publishes an article in which it declares that the members of the Central Union themselves do not understand their Executive’s call against Zionism, in the year when Germany has had a pogrom against the Jews. Dr. Alfred Wiener, a leading member of the Achduth, in an article in the same issue, condemns the anti-Zionist call of the Central Union as a crime against German Jewry. There is strong opposition also among the members of the Federation of Jewish ex-Soldiers in Germany.

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