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Hayesod Director Named Warsaw Kehilla Head by Government

Appointment of Maurici Maizel, director of the Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod) in Poland, as commissar for Warsaw Jewish communal affairs, replacing the dissolved elected council, was announced today by the Government.

The announcement said he would be assisted by an advisory council of ten, including representatives of the extreme orthodox Agudath Israel, Jewish war veterans and persons unaffiliated with Jewish parties. All other Jewish groups are boycotting the council.

Hostility of Jewish groups to the appointment of a commissar, which means the ending of the autonomy of the largest Jewish community in Europe, prompted the Jewish National Bloc, on whose slate Maizel had been elected member of the community council, to expel him from membership.