Von Ribbentrop’s Daughter Saved by Jewish Brain Specialist
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Von Ribbentrop’s Daughter Saved by Jewish Brain Specialist

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Fourteen-year-old Fraulein von Ribbentrop, daughter of the German Ambassador to London, owes her life today to the skillful ministrations of a famous brain specialist, Dr. Ignaz Oljenick, who is of Galician Jewish origin.

It was reliably learned here the girl was discharged as cured yesterday from a local hospital after successful treatment by Dr. Oljenick for a brain inflammation brought on by an injury suffered in an automobile accident last year.

Officially, Fraulein Ribbentrop was treated under the name “Miss Henkel,” to conceal the fact that the daughter of a high Nazi official was being treated by a Jewish physician. Dr. Oljenick is rated the greatest living brain specialist in Europe. He has resided in Amsterdam since 1917.

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