Lauded in Palestine As Friend of Homeland

BLACK-BORDERED HEBREW NEWSPAPERS ANNOUNCED TO PALESTINE TODAY THE DEATH OF FELIX M. WARBURG, AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY HE WAS EULOGIZED AS A FRIEND OF THE JEWISH HOMELAND. A FLAG DROOPED AT HALF-STAFF OVER THE OFFICES OF THE JEWISH AGENCY, WHICH MR. WARBURG HELPED TO FOUND IN 1929, AND THE AGENCY HALTED ITS ACTIVITIES AT NOON TO HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES.

DR. KURT BLUMENFELD, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE GERMAN ZIONIST FEDERATION, LAUDED THE PHILANTHROPIST AT A PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE PALESTINE FOUNDATION FUND, WHICH HAD BEEN AIDED BY COUNTLESS GIFTS FROM MR. WARBURG. THE NEWSPAPERMEN PRESENT ROSE IN TRIBUTE TO HIM.

THE HEBREW LABORITE DAILY, DAVAR, DECLARED HIS DEATH “IS A GREAT SHOCK, AND A LOSS TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE, THE JEWISH AGENCY AND THE UPBUILDING OF PALESTINE, ESPECIALLY

IN THESE HARD DAYS.” HAARETZ SAID, “IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT THIS BIG, WARM HEART, RESPONDING TO HIS DEPRESSED BRETHREN’S AGONY, IS STOPPED. IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT HE WAS A NON-ZIONIST, BUT ALSO NO ACCIDENT THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE JEWISH AGENCY, BECAUSE HE WHOLEHEARTEDLY DESIRED TO ASSIST IN THE BUILDING OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL HOME.” HABOKER STATED, “PALESTINE WILL CERTAINLY MISS ONE OF THE JEWISH AGENCY’S PILLARS AND FRIENDS.”

MAGNES IN TEARS

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY HELD A MEMORIAL MEETING, ATTENDED BY THE ENTIRE STUDENT BODY AND ALL FACULTY MEMBERS. PRESIDENT JUDAH L. MAGNES, WEEPING, DELIVERED THE EULOGY. HE SAID: “I AM PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO EULOGIZE A MAN WITH WHOSE SOUL I HAVE BEEN BOUND FOR DECADES. I WISH TO REMIND OUR STUDENTS THAT BUT FOR HIS AND HIS WIFE’S MUNIFICENCE, THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY WOULD NOT EXIST TODAY, AT LEAST IN ITS PRESENT STATE. THEY NOT ONLY GAVE MORE THAN ANYBODY, THEY UNDERSTOOD THE UNIVERSITY’S IDEA. ONE THING IS CERTAIN–WARBURG’S SPIRIT IS EVERLASTINGLY UNITED TO THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY.”

THE MEMORIAL MEETING AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR PALESTINE WAS ATTENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE AGENCY EXECUTIVE, THE JEWISH NATIONAL COUNCIL, THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, VARIOUS FUND REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER ORGANIZATION LEADERS. SPEAKERS INCLUDED DR. MAURICE HEXTER, DR. WERNER SENATOR, DR. ARTHUR RUPPIN. A CANTOR INTONED EL MOLEI RACHMIM, PRAYER FOR THE DEAD.

THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF TEL AVIV CABLED CONDOLENCES TO THE WARBURG FAMILY.

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