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Name Street for Late Mauriciu Blank, Marmoresh Bank Founder

The Bucharest municipality today decided to name a street in honor of the late Mauriciu Blank, founder of the Marmoresh Bank, one of the principal financial institutions of Roumania. Mauriciu Blank was regarded as one of the outstanding Jewish philanthropists of his generation, aside from his activities as a financier.

The street on which the Marmoresh building stands will be named Blank street. The Blank interests are now controlled by Aristides Blank, the son of the founder, who continues the financial and philanthropic activities of his father. Aristides Blank was recently called to an interview with King Carol of Roumania. He rendered a complete report of the financial status of the country to the King. Their discussion also touched on anti-semitism, which the King deplored.