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  • Death Sentences of 5 Nazis Commuted to Life Terms by German Government

    The German Government today commuted to life imprisonment the death sentences imposed upon five Nazis on August 27 by the summary court at Beuthen for the murder of a Communist workman. The verdict of death brought about anti-Semitic attacks by the Nazis and elicited threats by Adolph Hitler as well as a direct demand to… More ▸

  • Jewish Painter Named to Swedish Royal Academy

    The Jewish painter, Isaac Gruenewald, has been appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Art in this city. Professor Gruenewald, who is 42 years of age, is regarded in Sweden as the most significant representative of the younger generation of painters in the country. He studied for many years in Paris, where he was a… More ▸

  • Dr. Ariel Benzion Elected to Spanish Academy

    Dr. Ariel Benzion Zionist worker and literateur, has been elected correspondent member of the “Real Academia de la Historia” of Madrid in recognition of his literary work and more particularly because of his recent book “The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain,” it was learned here today. The volume, which carries a preface by Sir… More ▸

  • Wulfin Two-year Sentence Rescinded; Gets Instead Two Months Imprisonment

    The Court of Appeal yesterday rescinded the two-year sentence imposed on April 19 on Shmuel Wulfin, Jewish student found guilty of participating in the events leading to the death of a Christian student, Stanislas Waclawski, during the anti-Semitic riots in Vilna last November. Instead the court imposed a sentence of two months imprisonment on Wulfin…. More ▸

  • Pennsylvania “y” Federation Convention Opens Today

    The Pennsylvania State Federation of Y. M. H. A.’s, Y. W. H. A.’s and Jewish Community Centers, affiliated with the National Jewish Welfare Board, will open its 23rd annual convention here today and will continue tomorrow. The program includes conferences on Unemployment, Lay Leadership, Dramatics and Group Activities. A feature of the convention is a… More ▸

  • Hugenberg to Dismiss All Jews Employed on Papers

    Siegfried Bresla#er, editor-in-chief of the “Lokal Anzeiger,” one of the chain of newspapers owned by Dr. Alfred Hugenberg, leader of the German National Party, has been dismissed from his post, it was learned here yesterday. Dr. Hugenberg, whose party has frequently allied itself with the National Socialists, in their anti-Semitic outbursts, will dismiss all Jewish… More ▸

  • Synagogue Treasures Believed Confiscated Listed for Sale in Soviet Catalogue

    Numerous German rabbis and bibliophiles have received from Moscow an official Soviet catalogue of valuable Jewish manuscripts that are offered for sale, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned yesterday. Rabbi Meier Hildesheimer, leading rabbi of Germany, and others are of the opinion that the offerings are part of synagogue treasures confiscated during the seizure of the… More ▸

  • Revisionist Commissions Fail to Come to Agreement After All-night Session

    After an all-night session, the Commissions appointed to deal with important resolutions to be presented to the plenum of the congress of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, were unable to come to an agreement. As a result, the congress will not close before Sunday at the earliest, it is understood. There were no sessions… More ▸

  • Jewish Girl Wins $500 Prize over 903 Contestants

    A seven teen-year-old Jewish girl of this city, Grace Smelo, won a $500 prize offered by Antioch College for the best essay on “What College Is For.” Miss Smelo, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Smelo, took first place over 903 contestants. Miss Smelo was graduated from the Cheltenham High School last spring… More ▸