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Isidore Fraenkel Dead; French Zionist Leader, Noted Attorney

Dr. Isidore Fraenkel, vice-president of the French Zionist Federation, and a prominent leader of the Jewish community here, died yesterday at the age of 62. A lawyer, Dr. Fraenkel had been the defense attorney for 17-year-pld Hershel Grynspan, who assassinated the German Embassy Counsellor, von Rath, here, in 1938, in protest against Nazi anti-Semitic outrages. Dr. Fraenkel, who also served as president of the French Herut group, suffered a heart attack while in court here.