Berlin (Jun. 17)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The accusation of a ritual murder in connection with the discovery of two children murdered in Breslau assumed a new aspect through the agitation of the Breslau “Schlesische Noelkstimme.”
The newspaper suggested that a Jewish workman Haase, who was found dead in the River Oder, was guilty of the murder of the children for ritual purposes. The paper claimed that after perpetrating the murder, Haase committed suicide.
This version was effectively contradicted by an official police statement which declared that Haase had showed signs of insanity since June 1 and that he disappeared shortly afterward. He was not in Breslau when the children were murdered, the police statement declared.
Other Breslau newspapers demanded that an official prosecution be started against the Voelkstimme for spreading the libel accusation against the Jews.
JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES
Gifts of $10,000 and a fund of $500 to establish a prize were received by the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati.
The $10,000 was received from Mrs. Bertram J. Hirsch and Mrs. George W. Rosenthal, daughters of the late Sigmund Rheinstrom, to establsih the “Sigmund Rheinstrom memorial publication fund.”
The interest thereon will publish scientific books by members of the Faculty or graduates.
Mr. Rheinstrom was on the Board of Governors at the time of his death in March, 1925. For more than thirty years he was a member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and of the Board of Managers of Synagogue and School Extension. In 1904 the donated $6.000 to the college to establish the Madeline Wise memorial scholarship.
The $500 came from the Woman’s Guild of Temple Beth El of New York. Members of the alumni of the Hebrew Union College will be eligible to contest for the prize, which will be awarded to the graduate submitting the most scholarly presentation of a scientific subject investigated by himself.
Contributions totaling $25,791 have been received in the last week at the headquarters of the New York United Jewish Campaign. bringing the total up to $6,801,247, David M. Bressler, Acting Chairman of the Campaign, announced.
The members of the women’s division of the Brooklyn section of the campaign attended a luncheon at the Hotel St. George. Joseph Leblang. Chairman of the Amusement Industry Division, addressed the gathering.
Dedication of the new $400,000 Jewish Community Center in Omaha, Nebraska, took place last Sunday.
President W. J. Grace of Creighton University, and Dr. D. E. Jenkins, president of the University of Omaha. were among the speakers who addressed the gathering.
Dr. Grace spoke of the splendid students Jewish pupils have been in the past at Creighton University.
Harry Lapidus, president of the Omaha Jewish Community Center. Rabbi Frederick Cohn. Henry Monsky and Harry Zimman, addressed the gathering.
Eighteen students of the Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers’ Training School were awarded diplomas at the fourth annual commencement exercises of the institution at the Chizuk Amuno Synagogue.
Dr. Abraham A. Neuman. of Dropsie College, Philadelphia addressed the graduates. The diplomas were awarded by Dr. Israel Efros, dean of the college. Rabbi Adolph Coblenz delivered the invocation, and Leon Elkin the valedictory.