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Germany to Issue Postage Stamp Honoring Jewish Woman Leader

In honor of Bertha Pappenheim, the German Jewish social worker who fifty years ago founded the National Association of Jewish Women, the West German Federal Republic will issue a special postage stamp in the fall, it was learned here today.

Upon the suggestion of the Central Welfare Agency of the Jews in Germany, which is a constituent member of the coordinating committee formed by the major German social work agencies, a recommendation to that effect has been submitted to the postal administration. The latter had asked the coordinating committee for suggestions.

Bertha Pappenheim, who was born at Vienna in 1859 and died near Frankfurt in 1936, was a pioneering organizer in many fields of Jewish social and educational endeavor. In the sphere of general social work, she took a leading part in the rehabilitation of delinquent girls and in combatting the white slave trade.