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Head of Jew Suss’s State Lauds Jews at Centenary Gathering of Jewish Communities Federation and Decl

Herr Bolz, the President of the State of Wurtemburg (where Jew Suss – Joseph Suss Oppenheimer – was executed in 1738 after being Privy Councillor of Finance to the State), assured the Jews of the State of the goodwill of the State authorities and praised the moral qualities of the Jewish population, when he attended the centenary meeting of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Wurtemburg held at Stuttgart, the capital, to-day. He paid a tribute to the industry of the Jews and the value of their work to the State and the country, and assured them that the State would continue to support the Jewish Communities and assist their work.

Many important officials of the Wurtemburg State and representatives of the Federations of Jewish Communities in all parts of Germany were present at the celebration.

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Wurtemburg enjoys considerable powers of autonomy and has for some years had the right of being governed by a Jewish head elected by itself, instead of a State-appointed Christian head, as was the case until a few decades ago. Ministerial Councillor Hirsch, a member of the Jewish Agency Council, is the present head of the Wurtemburg Federation of Jewish Communities.