Berlin (Mar. 21)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Representatives of German Jewry as well as of East European Jewish communities, were present at the funeral of Dr. Paul Nathan which took place here yesterday.
James Simon, president of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden, Edward Bernstein, Dr. Bernard Kahn, Judge Teitel and a representative of the Prussian government eulogized the late leader.
Edward Bernstein termed the late Dr. Nathan "the champion of democracy and the fighter against Ludendorfism."
"Anti-Semitism in Germany is stronger today than ever before. The loss of Dr. Paul Nathan is therefore especially deplorable," Mr. Bernstein said. He strongly attacked Ludendorf who, he said, is openly conducting and inciting propaganda for anti-Jewish pogroms.
Dr. Bernard Kahn, who spoke on behalf of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, stated that Dr. Nathan was the initiator of the great American relief work.
Former government member Gothein exalted Dr. Nathan as a great German patriot. "The German Jew Nathan, was the best German patriot," he declared. Judge Teitel, speaking in behalf of Russian Jews in Berlin, paid tribute to the memory of Dr. Nathan, whom he characterized as a leader who has saved Russian Jewry in many difficult situations.
Representatives of many public bodies and editors of prominent German newspapers attended the funeral.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED
The award of Fellowships totalling $143,000 for the assistance of young American scholars and artists during the year 1927-28 is announced today by the Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. This Foundation was established in 1925 by former United States Senator and Mrs. Simon Guggenheim as a memorial to a son who died on April 26, 1922. The Foundation has a capital fund of $3,500,000.
Fellowship grants for 1927-28 have been made to sixty-three persons.
The stipend is usually $2,500 for a period of twelve months. The Fellowships are open to men and women, being citizens of, or permanent residents in the United States, of every race and creed.
These appointments to Fellowships include: Nathaniel Peffer, Writer: Lecture, New School for Social Research, New York City was appointed to a study of the effects of industrialism and nationalism on the Far East. Dr. Ephraim Avigdor Speiser, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa–for the continuation of certain philological and historical investigations of the Mitanni-Hurri group of peoples, in northern Mesopotamia.