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Israel Zangwill Left $15,000, His Will Discloses

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Israel Zangwill’s will, published on Saturday, indicated that the novelist and playwright, who died several months ago, was under the impression that his estate would be larger than it proved to be.

The estate amounted to £3,267, gross, but he left bequests totalling more than £12,000. His will was written on a single sheet of paper torn from an exercise book, and provided £4,000 each for three children, £250 for a memorial and various gifts to relatives and friends.

All of his literary and dramatic properties and household effects went to his wife. Any surplus up to £1,000 he directed should be left “to the Zionist Organization if, in my wife’s opinion, it is building up a Jewish national home.”

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