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Jean Fischer, Noted Belgian Zionist Leader, Dead at 58

Jean Fischer, well-known Belgian Zionist, and a wealthy diamond merchant, died here yesterday at the age of 58. The funeral will be held Monday morning. Mr. Fischer was one of the early collaborators and friends of Theodor Herzl the founder of political Zionism.

He had held many important offices in the Zionist movement and for many years was a director of the Jewish Colonial Trust. He was also a member of the General Council of the World Zionist Organization. He was known as a generous contributor to all Zionist causes and owned a large part of the orange groves in Palestine bought by Belgian Zionists.

In 1926 he was a visitor to the United States on a Zionist mission in connection with the Jewish Colonial Trust. With his death, the world Zionist movement in general and the Belgian Zionists in particular, lose one of their most steadfast workers.

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