Washington (Jun. 19)
The War Department today announced the appointment of Judge Louis E. Levinthal of Philadelphia as Special Advisor on Jewish Affairs to Gen. Lucius D. Clay, military governor in the U.S. zone in Germany. He will succeed Rabbi Philip S. Bernstein, who will return to his home in Rochester, New York, after 14 months in the post. Judge Levinthal will proceed to Berlin on July 18.
Rabbi Bernstein will return to Berlin in a few days and has agreed to continue his services until sometime in August to give Levinthal the benefit of his experience. On the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia since 1937, Levinthal is also co-chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and the United Palestine Appeal.