Prominent Berlin Jew Represents Christian Democrats in City Parliament
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Prominent Berlin Jew Represents Christian Democrats in City Parliament

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Siegmund Weltlinger, a prominent member of the Jewish community, has been elected to the West Berlin City Parliament as a representative of the Christian Democratic Union. He is the only Jewish member of the city body and the only Jew holding elective office as a Christian Democrat in any German legislative body. Mr. Weltlinger resigned as head of the city administration’s department of Jewish affairs to take the parliamentary seat. He is co-chairman of the Berlin Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation.

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