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Mother of W. Rathenau, Murdered German Jewish Statesman, Dies in Berlin

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Matilda Rathenau, mother of the late Walter Rathenau, German Jewish statesman, who was assassinated by anti-Semites on June 25, 1922, died here yesterday at the age of eighty-two.

Chancellor Marx, in a message to the Rathenau family, expressed condolence on behalf of the German government.

Minister of the Interior Kuelz in a message to Rathenau’s sister, writes that “the German people will never forget the highmindedness and generosity of Matilda Rathenau, the mother of the murdered Walter Rathenau, who wrote to the mother of the murderer, Techow, that she forgave the murderer.”

Matilda Rathenau was the daughter of a Jewish banker in Frankfort-am-Main, Nachmann. She was married to Emil Rathenau, a pioneer industrialist in Germany.