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German Jews Plan to Mark 200th Birth Anniversary of Moses Mendelsohn

Extensive plans are now under preparation for the celebration by German Jews of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Moses Mendelsohn on September 6, 1929.

The Berlin Jewish community will arrange for services in all synagogues on that day, public demonstrations and the exemption of Jewish children from schools.

A gala presentation of Ephraim Lessing’s “Nathan the Wise” will be given at the State Theatre. A pilgrimage to the grave of the famous philosopher will be made and the grave decorated.

An exhibition of Mendelsohnalia including prints, facsimiles and pictures will be arranged at the Prussian State Library. The Jewish community of Berlin is cooperating with the Prussian State Library in arranging this exhibition.

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