Theodor Wolff, former editor-in-chief of the Berliner Tagebatt, is about to publish a book on the World War, entitled “Der Krieg des Pontius Pilatus.” It will be published by Oprecht u. Helbling in Zurich. The book contains three divisions; the first one deals with the policy of the German government prior the the War; the second part gives a description of the intellectual movements, internal conditions, and the most important activities and peronalities in countries which then entered in the war; the third part of the book is in the nature of memoirs.
Mr. Wolff was able, because of his nearness to events, to observe much more than others. He was a participant in certain political actions. The third part of the book particularly excels in dramatic tension and gripping vigor.
Unquestionably the book will arouse much attention and discussion. Fascinating style, fine sarcasm and intimate knowledge of men and events characterize this book. Mr. Wolff was the editor of one of the most important daillies in Germany, was a powerful moulder of pulic opinion, ad his editorials were frequently quotd in the in world’s press. His talents receive full play in this new volume.
Leonard G. Montefiore, whose replies to the most frequently made anti-Semitic statements are being published daily in the Jewish Daily Bulletin, is one of the outstanding leaders of London Jewry. He has been for years at the head of the Anglo-Jewish Association, is now chairman of the Joint Foreign Committee, a member of the Council of the Jewish Colonization Association, chairman of the Industrial Committee, Jewish Board of Guardians. He has a forceful personality, and is keenly interested in the German Jewish situation. He is the son of Cloude Montefiore, th most venerated leader in the world of reformed Jewry, well-known scholar and spiritual leader. A. R. Z.