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Jewish Members of German Sport Society Fight in Court Against Exclusion

July 18, 1928
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(J. T. A. Mail Service)

Jewish lovers of sport in Central Europe are following closely the legal battle which is being fought in the German courts between Jewish members of the German-Austrian Alpenver in a sport organization and the Alperherein.

The case developed when seven Jewish members of the Berlin branch of the German-Austrian Alpenverein were exch?ied by the organization’s board. The reason for the excusion was the action taken by the Jewish members to establish a new Alpenverein society known as Alpenverein-Berlin E.V. The separate society was established the Jewish members explained because of the anti-Semitic tendencies displayed by the general Alpenverein heard. The excluded members brought the case in court which decided that the board had no authority to exclude these members because it was not property elemed. The Berlin branch of the Alps society then spoo?led to a hicher court against the decision. The case came up an June ### before the Kammorgericht with Junge Rocker as presiding officer.

Dr. Fleiss the anorney representing the Jewish excluded members, submitted proof to show that the board of the Berlin branch had not been elected legalty and therefore its decision to exclude the Jewish members is invalid. The subsequent action by the membership in an## the boards decision did not change the situation materially, and besides, the a? of exclusion in itself is unfair and contrary to usage he comended.

The court reserved decision on the case.

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