Death of Jewish Ex-mayor of Czernowitz Who Was Ennobled for War Services to Austrian Empire.
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Death of Jewish Ex-mayor of Czernowitz Who Was Ennobled for War Services to Austrian Empire.

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Dr. Salo von Weisselberger, who was in 1913 Mayor of Czernowitz, the capital of the Roumaniah province of Bukovina and before the war an Austrian city, died here to-day at the age of 64. He was dragged to Siberia in 1914 as a hostage by the Russian invaders and on his return as an exchange prisoner the Emperor ennobled him for his brave stand against the invading Russian army. He was after wards Senator for Czernowitz in the Roumanian Parliament.

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