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First Israel Exhibition in Berlin; Mayor Speaks at Opening

The first exhibition on contemporary Israel to be seen in the former German capital opened its doors yesterday at the “Maison de France,” the French cultural center located on Berlin most splendid shopping street and boulevard, the Kurfuerstendamm.

The gathering at the opening ceremony was addressed by Berlin’s Lord Mayor, by the chief of the city’s cultural affairs department and by Dr. Zvi Dariel-Weizmann, director of the Israel Purchasing Mission office in Berlin.

The exposition was brought to Berlin by the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation. Before it closes on July 4, hundreds of school classes will be led past the displays by their teachers. It drew crowds of 6,000 in Hamburg and 14, 000 in Duesseldorf last month.