Prof. Boehm Donates His $1,000 Award to Frankfurt Jewish, Community

Professor Franz Boehm, Christian Democratic member of the Bundestag and German champion of reparations for Israel as well as of indemnification for Nazi victims, today presented to the Frankfurt Jewish Community the $1,000 prize which he received last month as the Stephen Wise Award from the American Jewish Congress in New York.

The Frankfurt Community, in turn, resolved to endow a classroom in its new religious school with the prize money and to commemorate Prof. Boehm’s gesture on a bronze plaque that is to be set into the wall of the room.

Prof. Boehm, the first German to be honored in this fashion, is a 61-year-old Protestant who teaches cartel law at Frankfurt University. He served as chairman of the German delegation in the 1952 reparations negotiations with Israel at the Hague and now is deputy chairman of the Bundestag Indemnification Committee, co-president of the Frankfurt Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation and head of a Nazi persecutes united organization.

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