Bucharest (Jan. 18)
A sensation was caused in Rumanian Jewish circles today when it became known that the powerful Jewish industrialist, Senator Freiherr Max von Ausschnitt, a member of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, had become a convert to the Greek Catholic faith.
Jewish newspapers showed obvious uneasiness over the conversion, but pointed out that Rumanian Jewry had never profited from Ausschnitt’s wealth and high political position. On the contrary, due to his pro###ence as one of Rumania’s leading industrialists, anti-Semites had attacked the Jews on the ground of Ausschnitt’s alleged domination of Rumanian economy.
Senator Ausschnitt resides in Cernauti and is said to be the richest man in Bukowina. His commercial interests are wide and include practically every enterprise of importance in that country.