Slovakian Jews Form Foreign Dep’t

The Central Executive Committee of the Federation of Slovakian Jews has decided to open a foreign department within the Federation, whose object will be to seek close cooperation with the assimilationist sections of Jewry in such Slav States as are at present accessible: Poland, Jugoslavia and Bulgaria. The primarius of the Federation, Dr. Hugo Roth, has been entrusted to take charge of this work.

The Federation has at the same time decided to expel the director of the Federation, Arpad Sebostyen, on the ground that his election as a member of the Hungarian Academy of Science and Literature in Czecho-Slovakia is not reconcilable with membership of the Federation, since a member cannot belong to two organizations of minorities at the same time.

Dr. Roth, who presided, announced that he had resigned his membership of the advisory committee of the Jewish Reform Community of Bratislava, because the Slovakian leadership of this, the largest Jewish religious community in Slovakia, had encountered certain difficulties, and he wanted to have a free hand in his fight for the Slovakian leadership of the community.

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