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Roumanian Jewish Parties Cannot Agree on Joint Program; Proposal Fails

June 16, 1929
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Dr. William Filderman, champion of Jewish emancipation in Roumania, was re-elected president of the Union of Roumanian Jews at the organization’s annual meeting here several days ago. Other members of the board were re-elected.

Unity among the Jewish parties in Greater Roumania appeared as distant as ever before, when a proposal seeking such unity was rejected by the conference.

Dr. Adolf Stern introduced a motion to the effect that all Jewish parties be invited to agree on a joint program on the understanding that the Jewish population groups in the Old Kingdom and in the new provinces declare themselves an ethnic minority, eliminating the expression “national Jewish minority.” This proposal was rejected, the conference deciding that the program of the Union of Roumanian Jews is sufficient for the defense of individual as well as collective Jewish interests in the country, as is established in the Constitution of Roumania and in the provisions of the Peace Treaty.

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