German Social Agency Awarded Gold Medal

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A gold medal was awarded the Central Relief Institution of German Jews by the administration of the Duesseldorf Hygienic Exhibition.

The management of the exhibition where the Jewish society had an exhibit awarded the medal “for invaluable help rendered.”

Harry Houdini was buried yesterday in Machpelah Beth Olom cemetery near his mothers’s grave in accordance with his will. Two years ago Houdini submitted a closed letter to the secretary of the Elks’ Club, of which he was a member, with instructions that the letter be opened after his death. The letter contained the following instructions: “Rabbi Tintner of Mount Zion Temple performed my marriage ceremony. His father, Rabbi Moshe Tintner buried my mother. The latter was an old friend of my father, Rabbi Weiss. Therefore, I desire that Rabbi Tintner perform the last rites over my body. He linked me with the wife whom I have never stopped loving.” Houdini then expressed the wish to be buried near his mother in the Beth Olom cemetery, Brooklyn. The funeral was from the Elks Club, Rabbi Tintner and Rabbi Drachman officiated. Loney Haskel eulogized the late magician in the name of the Jewish Theatrical Guild of which Houdini was one of the first members.

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