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Two Jewish Professors Return from U.S. to Take Up Posts at University of Lipzig

Two Jewish professors who were forced to flee the ##zis in 1933 have returned from the United States to accept chairs at Leipzig University, in the Soviet zone of Germany, Der Weg, organ of the Berlin Jewish Community, has reported. The professors, Ernst Bloch and Wieland Horzefelde, have accepted the chairs of Philosophy and Sociology of Modern Literature, respectively.

A conference to promote Christian-Jewish friendship was held in Munich last week under the auspices of the Coordinating Council of Christians and Jews, Der Weg also reported. The conference was held under the slogan, “Unity, not enmity.”

Scholars and church representatives participated, discussing interfaith relations, racial problems and the sociological background for their solution in Germany. The Coordinating Council incorporates the Societies of Christiana and Jews of Frankfort, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden and Munich. Preparations for the conference were assisted by the International Conference of Christians and Jews.