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Einstein but 200,000th Israel Bond; Presented with Scroll

Professor Albert Einstein yesterday bought the 200,000th State of Israel Bond sold in this country. A $500 Israel Bond was sold to Prof. Einstein by Yael Sharett, 21 year old daughter of Israel’s Foreign Minister, and Rudolf G. Sonneborn, president of the State of Israel Bond organization.

Mr. Sonneborn marked the sale of the 200,000th State of Israel Bond by presenting as Prof-Einstein at his home in Princeton, N. J., an illuminated scroll signed by President Chaim Weizmann, Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, and Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan of Israel. The illuminated design for the scroll was the last work done by Arthur Szyk, the noted artist, prior to his death.

Prof. Einstein told Mr. Sonneborn that he was buying a State of Israel Bond becomes “after a successful struggle for her political existence, Israel is using all her strength to offer safety and a home to our brethren from those parts of the world where they are in distress. This undertaking that the young state started under tremendous sacrifices and privations can only be successfully concluded if the Jews outside Israel give all financial help within their power.”

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