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Rabbi Max Nussbaum, successor to Joachim Prinz as leading rabbi of Berlin, today prepared to start all over again in America. The thirty-two year old German Jewish leader arrived here yesterday aboard the American Export Liner Exeter with his wife.

Rabbi Max Nussbaum, said he would remain in New York long enough to confer with Zionist leaders about relieving the plight of four million Jews still in Europe. “Palestine provides a partial solution,” he said, “but it is not enough. American Jews–I should say the American people, have done more to help the unfortunate Jews of Europe, and we look on them as our only help.”

The rabbi had little to say about conditions inside of Germany, explaining that he still had friends and relatives in the country.

Nussbaum’s position with the Muskeegee congregation was obtained through the National Committee for the Settlement of German Rabbis. His affidavit was signed by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. A graduate of German University at Breslau, where he studied for his Ph. D., Nussbaum was called to Berlin three weeks after leaving the University, at the age of twenty-four. He was one of five rabbis permitted to preach in Berlin by the German Government.

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