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Posthumous Honour for Leader of Jewish Orthodoxy in Poland: Prime Minister’s Chef De Cabinet Brings

The posthumous honour of an Officer of the Order “Polonia Restituta” has been conferred by the Polish Government on the late ex-Deputy Kirschbraun, leader of the Polish Agudath Israel, former member of the Pro-Government bloc in the Seym and President since 1924 of the Council of the Warsaw Jewish Community, and the insignia of the Order was brought to his funeral to-day by the Prime Minister’s Chef de Cabinet and borne at the head of the funeral procession. Crowds of Hassidim followed in the cortege, and many Jewish organisations were represented by delegation. The Executive of the Warsaw Jewish Community decided at a special meeting to meet the entire costs of the funeral, as a tribute to the President of the Board of the Community.

The President of the Republic, Professor Moscicki, the Prime Minister, Colonel Slawek, the Ministers of the Interior and of Education and Public Worship, the Warsaw City Council and the Government Bloc in the Seym were represented at the funeral. The Prime Minister sent a personal message to the widow, mourning the death of “the Polish patriot, Kirschbraun”. The Vice-President of the Pro-Government Club of Deputies, M. Holowka, delivered a long address at the graveside, praising ex-Deputy Kirschbraun’s patriotic activities for the Polish Fatherland.

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