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Jewish Leader in British Zone Says Central German Jewish Organization is Feasible

Norbert Wolheim, head of the Jewish Community Department of the Central Jewish Committee in the British zone, said today that he still felt that the four-zonal Jewish coordinating body established at Frankfurt several months ago could be made to work.

Wolheim’s statement came in reply to one by Dr. Philip Auerbach, German-Jewish leader in the U.S. zone and Commissioner for Persecutees in the Bavarian Government, who said last month that the new central body had died still-born, as a result of the decision of the German Jewish communities in the British zone to merge with the Central Jewish Committee, which represents the displaced Jews. Wolheim declared that the merger had proved invaluable in working out common problems, and would not be a bar to unity among all Jews in Germany.