Jewish Professor Re-elected President of Berlin University

Professor Ernst Hirsch, 52, who holds the chair for Civil and Commercial Law at the Free University here, has been re-elected to the Rectorship, or Presidency, of that institution for a second one-year term, by secret ballot of the faculty members.

His father was a storekeeper in the ancient Jewish community of Friedberg, near Frankfurt. He himself, after serving as legal counsel for the Frankfurt private bank, received an appointment as lecturer at Frankfurt University. He fled from Hitler first to Holland and then to Turkey, where he taught law and the philosophy of law at the universities of Istanbul and Ankara. He returned to Germany five years ago.

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