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August 18, 1924
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Hans Herzl in a conversation with the representative of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here stated,” I am not important to Jewry till now. Jewry never interested itself in my affairs, why resent now and pry into my private life”.

Hans who resented very strongly the publicity given to his conversion refused to make any other statement than to admit that he was baptised.” This is my private concern and I am really angry with Robert Stricker because of his making public my private letter which should never have been brought beyond his privacy. I felt bound in honor to inform Mr. Stricker of my change of religion, but it was intended only for him.”

The correspondent of the J.T.A. had the impression that Hans Herzl feels that a great injustice has been done him. He is particularly aroused at the Wiener Norganzeitung which published his London address and thus made his private dwelling place unsafe against inquisitiveness.

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