Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, one of the most prominent leaders of Rumanian Jewry until the advent of the Nazi regime there, died in Paris, aged 79, according to a dispatch received here today. Born in Bucharest, and a well-known attorney, he represented Rumanian Jewry during the Versailles Peace Conference that followed World War 1.
In 1927, he was elected to the Rumanian Parliament. He was the author of several books tracing the history of anti-Semitism in his country and attacking that phenomenon. Considered the most influential leader of Rumanian Jewry, he was sent by the pro-Nazi government in Rumania to a concentration camp in Transnistria. After the war, he came to the United States, where he resided for a short time prior to taking up permanent residence in France.
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