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Theodor Herzl Rome, President of Schocken Books, Dies at Age of 50

Funeral services will be held in suburban White Plains tomorrow for The odor Herzl Rome, president of Stockmen Books, a book publishing house specializing in books of Jewish interest. He died this weekend at his summer home in Ellsworth, Me., at the age of 50.

Under the leadership of Mr. Rome, who was considered by scholars as an authority on Jewish learning, literature and culture, Schocken published works of Franz Kafka, Martin Buber, and S. Y. Agnon. Mr. Rome was also known as an artist and book illustrator, and painted in Persia and pre-Israel Palestine before entering the publishing business in 1959.