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Scientists, Public Figures in Leadership’ of Hungarian Jewish Community

March 19, 1974
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Hungarian Jewry has recently elected its community officials and results show an increased number of men from public life and science assuming leadership posts, especially in the community affairs section.

Elected to the section were two university professors of medicine, Istvan Kunos and Pal Weinstein; a literature professor, Aladar Komlos; two writers, Imre Keszi and Tamas Ungvari; and Dr. Sandor Scheiber. Scheiber is the director of the Budapest Jewish Seminary and the only rabbi elected to this section. Geza Seifert was once again elected as chairman of the national organization of Hungarian Jews.

In contrast to community affairs, those elected to leadership posts in religious affairs are comparatively unknown. It is noteworthy, however, that for the first time a young man, Hermann Fixler, has assumed the chairmanship. Speaking at Fixler’s swearing-in ceremony, Seifert called him “a fine choice.”

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