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Sees Collapse of German Nationalist Movement

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

The Nationalist movement in Germany is dying, declares the “Frankfurter Zeitung”, in a leading article.

“The Nationalist movement,” it states, “is almost finished. No one takes any more notice of it. It has outlasted its time. It is rent by internal dissensions; the ordinary process of disintegration is being hastened by the quarrelling which is going on between the various sections. The secretary of the Hitlerist Supreme Command, Madame Paula Schlier, has noted that the movement is in a state of nervous tension. Everyone is ready to quarrel with his neighbor. Anything for a fight. It is a positive relief if something happens which gives a real cause for a quarrel. Everybody blames everybody else.

“The semi-Nationalists,” the “Frankfurter Zeitung” proceeds, “will share the fate of the Nationalists. The German Nationalists have realized the position and have thrust themselves into the responsibility of Government office no matter what the cost, as long as they should be able to present themselves as serious politicians to the country. As for the Nationalist movement of the fighting forces, their position, as Count Westarp says, is very grave. The Young German Order realized long ago that the Nationalist idea no longer carries weight and the Steel Helm Brigade is losing its hold, although the break-up of the Viking and Olympia bands has brought it new members.”

Pledges aggregating nearly $30,000 have been made by members of Temple B’nai Israel of Galveston, Texas, toward construction of a community center building. The pledges were made at a congregational dinner. The building is to be a testimonial by members of the congregation to the nearly forty years of service rendered by Rabbi Henry Cohen.

John Neethe heads the community center fund. It is expected that the building will be completed by June, 1928.

Among those who pledged toward the fund at the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Cohen, $10,000, on the occasion of their seventieth birthdays; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nussbaum, $5,000; Mr. and Mrs. Jules Block, $3,000. Robert I. Cohen has been president of the congregation for twenty-five years.

The drive for funds for a Jewish Community Center in Stamford, Conn., was launched at a banquet held last Wednesday night, when 104 persons present pledged a total of $60,000.

The sum of $150,000 is sought for the erection of the Community Center. Of this amount $50,000 is to be realized from the sale of the Hebrew Institute building so that $110,000 is to be raised.

A combined drive for the United Jewish campaign, of which Morris Mandelbaum is the chairman for the state of Iowa, and the United Palestine Appeal, of which L. Oransky is the state chairman, was launched this week, with Mr. Mandelbaum and Mr. Oransky as joint chairmen. The campaign is known as the Iowa United Appeal, the quota being $135,000.

JEWISH COMMUNAL ACTIVITIES

Four hundred members of the Apparel Club of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities attended a dinner given Sunday night by Hugh Grant Straus, Vice President of Abraham, Straus & Co., at Hotel Roosevelt. It was a “speechless” dinner, but S. L. Rothafel (Roxy). made some remarks and Mr. Straus distributed a printed address. Among the guests were Supreme Court Justice Mitchell May and Major Benjamin H. Namm, owner of the A. I. Namm store in Brooklyn.

Forty thousand dollars were subscribed by members of B’nai Zion Congregations, Chicago, toward the building of a new Synagogue and Social Center, on Sunday, April 3, at the annual banquet of the congregation which took place at the Anshe Emes Community Center. The largest sum subscribed was $7,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Morris Joseph. Mr. Joseph is president of the congregation. Jacob Alexander is chairman of the Building Committee.

BREVITIES

Rabbi Hirsch Berman, of the Sadover Synagogue, Baltimore, died last Saturday. He was 83 years old.

Rabbi Berman came here from Russia 35 years ago.

Dr. Alfred Adler, Viennese psychologist, sailed Saturday on the Leviathan following a stay of several months in this country.

Nathan Sweedler, president of the Hebrew Educational Society of Brooklyn, has called a meeting of fifty Jewish citizens to discuss the advisability of organizing a Jewish Home for the Blind in Brooklyn.

The movement is the result of a bequest of $5,000 made by a Christian woman, Georgiana McGinley. A few weeks ago Thomas Moore, a lawyer, approached Mr. Sweedier and asked him to designate a Jewish home or institution for the blind as beneficiary under the will of Mrs. McGinley.

Theodore Rosenwald, president of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and one of the founders of the New York Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, died in his home in New York City. He was sixty years old.

Mr. Rosenwald came to this country thirty years ago from Bamberg, Germany, and went into the hop business. Some time ago he retired from the firm of P. Rosenwald & Co., dealers in hops.

He devoted a large part of his time to Jewish Charities. He was a member of the Harmonic Club, the North Shore Country Club and the Norwood Country Club. He formerly was a trustee of the Manufacturers and Dealers League.

Funeral services will be held today in Temple Emanu-El. The pallbearers will be Ben Roman, Max Kallman, Morris Pheman, Henry Caiman, Berthold Hoschschild, Sidney Rheinstein, James Goldsmith, Alfred Eckstein, Albert Forsch, Alfred Wolf and Isidore Lanbauer.

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