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Franchise of Foreign Jews in German Jewish Affairs is Disputed

May 31, 1929
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The disputed franchise of East European Jews who reside in Germany without being German citizens again came up for discussion at the session of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Prussia.

The statement was made that the Prussian Government refuses to legalize the status of the Federation because of the provision in its Constitution granting the right of vote to unnaturalized Jews. Some of the members of the Council asked that the provision be amended to comply with the demand of the Government. Dr. Alfred Klee, a member of the Council, declared in behalf of the Zionists that his party would rather forego the approval of the Government than to agree to disfranchise in Jewish communal affairs the East European Jews residing in Prussia.

Dr. Ismar Freund expressed his belief that the government is at present inclined to agree to the participation of the unnaturalized Jews in the Federation’s administration. He advised undertaking new negotiations with the Government.

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