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Mon Mar 26, 2012, 01:09 PM

For first time since WWII, a Jew to reign over major German city

For the first time since the Holocaust, a Jew is going to be the mayor of a major German city.

Peter Feldmann, 54, was unexpectedly elected Sunday the mayor of Frankfurt, Germany’s fifth-largest city. Feldmann, who belongs to the center-left SPD party, won 57.4 percent of the vote, thus upsetting the candidate of choice of incumbent mayor Petra Roth, Boris Rhein, of the center-right CDU party.

“I didn’t expect that,” Feldmann said after his victory. “Frankly, nobody had expected that.”

According to German-Jewish weekly Juedische Allgemeine, Feldmann is the first Jewish mayor of an important German city since World War II.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/for-the-first-time-since-wwii-a-jew-to-reign-over-a-german-city/

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Thu Apr 12, 2012, 12:10 AM

1. About time!

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Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:55 PM

2. Best of luck to you, Mr. Feldmann.

May your administration be fruitful and trouble free.........

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