Fusion of German Jewry with East Europe Jews Hailed at Convention
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Fusion of German Jewry with East Europe Jews Hailed at Convention

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The elimination of social differences between native German Jews and those who are of East European origin but resident in the country for many years was stressed at the fourth annual national convention of East European Jewish organizations in Germany.

Messages from the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden, the Central Sedaka, the Zionist Federation, the Ort, the Oze and the Emigdirekt, were read, in which it was emphasized that there are no differences between the German and the East European Jews. The amalgamation with the East European Jews was described as a strengthening of German Jewry.

The convention adopted a resolution protesting against recent remarks made by the German Jewish writer, Jacob Wassermann, in which reflections were cast upon Russian and Galician Jews in Germany.

A report on the condition of East European Jews was rendered by Israel Taubes. Markus Hornstein, Kehillah president, submitted a report on the role of East European Jews in the German Kehillahs. The equal participation of East European Jews in the work of the German Kehillahs was urged.

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