The “Bishop Horowitz legacy” in California has again been revived in the Roumanian press and many Jews of Bukowina claiming relationship to Horowitz are preparing to leave for California and claim the legacy.
One of the claimants has promised the Roumanian government half of the legacy if it takes the matter up diplomatically with the United States. The government is referring all claimants to the American Embassy at Bucharest or the Roumanian Consulate at San Francisco.
The Bishop Horowitz referred to here is alleged to have been a Galician Jew who embraced Christianity, left for the United States and settling in California shortly after the gold rush there, was made a bishop and accumulated an immense fortune. Recent efforts by the Czecho Slovakian embassy and the District Attorney of San Francisco fail to discover any trace of such a character. But claimants in New York as well as in Europe persist in maintaining the reality of the “legacy.”
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