FRANKFURT (Nov. 8)
Mayor Werner Bockelmann today turned over a check for 251,650 deutschemarks ($60,400) to Eliezer Unger, secretary of the fund for the construction of the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology at Nir David settlement in Israel’s Beisan Valley. The contribution for the museum construction fund was voted unanimously by the Frankfurt municipality. Part of the money was contributed by local business firms.
Mayor Bocklemann stressed that the city made the contribution “in grateful recognition of what Jewish citizens in the past had done for Frankfurt’s cultural life.” The funds will be used for the construction of the first pavilion of the museum.