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Foe of Anti-semitism Dies in Berlin

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Ludwig Hollaender, former director of the Central Union of Jews in Germany and noted foe of anti-Semitism, died today at the age of fifty-nine after a long illness. He had been forced to retire on Reichsfuehrer Hitler’s accession.

Born in Berlin, Hollaender became active in combatting anti-Semitism in 1900 when he became a leader of the Central Union’s National League at Munich. He served at the same time with the Israelite Community of Munich.

In 1908, he returned to Berlin to become an editor of Im Deutschen Reich, now known as the C.-V. Zeitung. At the behest of the Central Union he founded the Philo Verlag publishing house in 1919, which was devoted to issuing material to counteract anti-Semitic propaganda.

He was particularly interested in the sociological and psychological approaches to the problem of the German Jew and his environment, publishing a number of works on the subject. Hollaender was also a leading member of the Democratic Party in Berlin.

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