There are 6,000 Jews in Rhodesia, and about 800 in Zambia, it was learned here today from a report about the Jews in that part of the world given to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by Maurice Wagner, who serves as general secretary of the Central African Jewish Board of Deputies. He was attending the current session of the World Jewish Congress plenary assembly which closed last night.
The recent political developments, both in Rhodesia and Zambia, have not affected the Jewish populations in those regions, Mr. Wagner said. The Jewish communities, he added, are not particularly worried about the future of their fate. He reported that, in Rhodesia, a Rhodesian Jew, Dr. Aharon Palley, is a member of Parliament, elected from a constituency which is predominantly African and non-White. Another Jew involved in Rhodesian politics, he said, is not a native Rhodesian, like Dr. Palley, but of British origin. He is Leo Baron, a brother of Dr. Jacob Bronowski, the famous scientist.
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