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U.S. Treatment of Jews Lauded by Lowenhertz

Dr. Joseph Lowenhertz, vice president of the Jewish community, who recently returned from a tour of the United States, praised American treatment of the Jews and contrasted it sharply with the official Austrian attitude toward Jews.

In a speech delivered here today in the presence of United States Minister George S. Messersmith, Dr. Lowenhertz described in detail the position of the Jews in America and the full equality which they enjoyed there.

“I felt the contrast sharply,” he said, “when I returned to Vienna and found that neither the municipality nor the Austrian government was represented at the unveiling of a monument to the Jewish dead who gave their lives for Austria in the World War. “Such an attitude on the part of the American authorities would simply be inconceivable,” Dr. Lowenhertz said.