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Reservations for the dinner to Heinz Liepmann tomorrow evening, when the American library of books banned by Nazi Germany will be dedicated, were reported to be pouring in yesterday by Louis J. Gribetz, chairman of the committee in charge.

Heading a long list of notables who will attend the dinner will be Professor Albert Einstein, who will present an original manuscript for inclusion in the collection of books.

The dinner will be held at the Brooklyn Jewish Center, 667 Eastern Parkway.


Besides Dr. Einstein and Herr Liepmann, Jewish refugee from the Hitler regime who wrote “Murder—Made in Germany,” the speakers will be Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Edwin Markham, Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, Dr. Samuel Margoshes, Rabbi Israel H. Levinthal of the Center and Borough President Raymond V. Ingersoll.

The Center will be the temporary home of the library, which is patterned after similar collections aborad. Five hundred volumes have already been gathered together and these will form the library’s nucleus.


Among the authors who will be included are Sholom Asch, Heinrich Heine, Maxim Gorki, Jacob Wassermann, Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud, Emil Ludwig, Lion Feuchtwanger, Karl Marx, Ludwig Lewisohn, Stefan Zweig, Baruch Spinoza, Thomas Mann.

Also Theodore Dreiser, Helen Keller, Jack London, Emile Vandervelde, Upton Sinclair, Theodor Herzel, Franz Werfel, Ernest Hemingway, Josef Stalin, John Dos Passos, Judge Ben Lindsay, Leon Trotzky, Rosa Luxemberg, Maximilian Harden, Walter Hasenclever and Berthold Auerbach.

Many literary critics and editors are expected to attend. Edwin tions abroad. Five hundred volem, “An American’s Challenge to Hitler,” and Mme. Lola Monti-Gorsi, soprano of the Hebrew opera “Hechalutz,” will sing.

David Shapiro and Joseph Goldberg are the other members of the arrangements committee.

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