Berlin (Feb. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Amazing facts proving the existence of a boycott against Jewish workers in both Christian and Jewish firms in Berlin were presented at the first plenary session of the Berlin Kehillah held Tuesday night. The board decided to take measmes in cooperation with other Jewish bodies to establish a central organization to counteract the boycott tendency and to provide employment and constructive relief for the unemployed.
The first plenary session of the Kehillah since the internal regrouping by which the Liberals found themselves to be in the minority, witnessed a sharp clash between the Zionists and the Liberals.
The fight centered around the recommendation of the Kehillah board for the appointment of Dr. Ismar Freund as an expert on Jewish affairs in the Prussian Ministry of Education and Religions. Dr. Stern, leader of the Liberals, introduced an interpellation as to why this recommendation was made contrary to the wishes of the Prussian Federation of Communities. Feeling ran high when Professor Turk, a Liberal, exclaimed that “since the Zionists and Conservatives have attained a majority, an atmosphere of untruthfulness has come in.”
The Zionist and Conservatice delegates protested heatedly against the accusation and Dr. Alfred Klee, Zionist leader, took the floor to reply to the charge. Dr. Freund, he stated, is a jurist of note, an expert on the history of religions and the father of the Prussian Federation. He is most fit for the post of expert on Jewish affairs, Dr. Klee declared.