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broadest humanitarian principles. He gave in a munificent way of his fortune, and his heart and his mind never ceased to work for the improvement of living conditions among the less fortunate.

His taste permeated his philosophy and his surroundings and there was no sweeter personality. In his presence one felt as if one were seated at the feet of a charming sage. To be with him was a rare privilege and no one who ever knew him will forget him. In his passing I mourn the loss of a dear friend. His memory will be a monument of the “old times” of courtesy, of wisdom and of helpfulness without prejudice.

Morris Rothenberg, president, Zionist Organization of America:

Through the death of Edmond de Rothschild the Zionist movement has lost its most cherished symbol and its most precious support. He was the oldest living Zionist, in whose lifetime the ideal of Palestine rebuilt was transformed from an immemorial, inspiring dream into a glorious, sustaining reality. Through his tireless energy and vision he brought into the fold of Zionism countless men and women who were persuaded by his practical achievements of the attainability and the worth of the Jewish National Home.

Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, co-chairman, United Jewish Appeal:

“I am shocked at the death of Boron Edmond de Rothschild. He was active in so many causes, and especially in the problem of the German refugees in France, that almost every activity connected with human affairs will miss him. “He was a fine interpreter of the program of his house and people.

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