General Emil Sommer, famous war time Jewish general, has taken over the leadership of the Jewish Self Defense in Austria in connection with his election today as chief of the Union of Jewish Soldiers.
The Union held its first organizing meeting today with the participation of more than a thousand delegates, representing Jewish Veterans Unions.
General Sommers considers that one of the major undertakings of the organization will be to protect the life and property of the Jews against the anti-Semites.
Two sons of General Sommers are enrolled as members of the Jewish Self-Defense.
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