WASHINGTON (Oct. 7)
Simple rites marked the funeral services of Justice Louis D. Brandeis this afternoon in the presence of a restricted group of personal friends who arrived here by train and airplane from all parts of the country.
The Palestine Endowment Funds Inc. Hadassah and the University of Louis-ville, Brandeis’ alma mater, were today named among the beneficiaries in the $3,200,000 estate left by the Justice, according to his will admitted to probate in district court. After making provisions for members of his family through trust arrangements the will creates a trust fund for the upbuilding of Palestine and his college, as well as for the maintenance of civil liberties and promotion of workers’ education in the United States. Officials could not say today exactly what the specific requests to each organization will total.
Memorial services for the late Justice will be Zionist groups throughout the country on Nov. 2, in connection with the observance of the 24th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in the securing of which Justice Brandeis was largely instrumental. Similarly, the Hadasah has urged its 600 chapters and groups throughout the country to turn their regular sessions during the month of October into memorial meetings in Brandeis’ honor. In a message released by Mrs. David de Sola Pool, national president, Justice Brandeis was praised as the greatest Jew of our day. “To Hadasah he gave supreme devotion,”the message said. “He followed the growth and ramifications of its work from the very beginning until the eve of his last illness.”
The American Jewish Congress issued a statement paying tribute to Justice Brandels’special contribution in impressing upon the Jewish community the importance of applying its support of democracy in the affairs of the American people to the regularization of the affairs of the Jewish community as such.
Edgar J. Kaufmann, chairman of the General Jewish Council, made public the following resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the Council: “In the passing of supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the American people have lost a militant advocate of liberalism and democracy. American Jewry has lost a great leader in Justice Brandeis who has always been a devoted servant of his people.”
A.S.W. Rosenbach, president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, issued a statement saying: “The American Friends of the Hebrew University mourns deeply the death of Louis Dembitz Brandeis. He achieved greatness in everything he undertook and in everything which he was – as an advocate of great causes, as a jurist, as a leader, as a Jew, and as an American citizen. His interest in the development of the Hebrew University and his pride in its success were reassuring and inspiring to all of us actively identified with it.”