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Dr. William Filderman, Roumanian Jewish Leader, Arrives in New York

March 5, 1926
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Dr. William Filderman of Bucharest, president of the Union of Roumanian Jews and member of the Roumanian Parliament, arrived in New York on the steamer France.

He was met at the pier by a large delegation from the Union of Roumanian Jews of America, headed by Leo Wolfson, president of the Union.

Dr. Filderman was received yesterday by Mayor Walker at City Hall. Morris Graubard introduced Mr. Wolfson, who in turn introduced the guest to the Mayor. Dr. Filderman addressed the Mayor in French. Solomon Sufrin, former president of the American Union acted as interpreter.

Dr. Filderman was accompanied by a delegation consisting of a number of prominent Roumanian American Jews, among them Dr. Henry Moscowitz, Professor Paul Klapper, and Bennet E. Siegelstein.

The first address in which Dr. Filderman will describe the situation of the Jews in Roumania will be delivered at a dinner given in his honor Sunday evening at the Hotel Astor by the Union of Roumanian Jews of America.

In a press interview Dr. Filderman, expressed the hope that the new government, which is about to be formed in Roumania, will change the present policy toward the Jews. The anti-Semitic riots which took place recently in Roumania did not have the character of pogroms as in other countries. They were not the result of a great wave of anti-Semitism. The Roumanian people in general are not anti-Semitic. There are only small groups which are afraid of the spiritual rivalry of the Jewish youth and therefore they advocate the exclusion of Jewish students from the universities, Dr. Filderman stated. He appealed to American Jews of Roumanian descent to secure credit for Jewish artisans and traders in Roumania.


Mr. Max Rothenstein, who is now in Baltimore, and Mr. A. Goldberg, who is at present in Havana, Cuba, are no longer connected with the “Jewish Daily Bulletin” and are not authorized to solicit subscriptions for the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.”

The Jewish Youth League of Chicago has issued a call for a conference of all the Jewish youth organizations in the city. The conference will take place on March 7.

The formation of a cooperative group among the Jewish youth groups of the city in order that all the clubs may help each other will be considered. The publication of a Jewish Youth Annual will also be arranged.

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