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Karl Marx, Editor of Jewish Weekly in Germany, Dies in Dusseldorf

Karl Marx, founder and editor of the Allgemeine Wochenzeitung, the only Jewish weekly in Germany, died here today at the age of 69 after a long illness.

A skillful editor, he wielded considerable influence in Jewish life in postwar Germany as a public figure as well as an editor. A World War I German army veteran, he was a free-lance journalist in Germany until 1933 when he left, returning in 1946 after the collapse of the Nazi regime. One of the many messages of condolences to his widow was one from Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Willy Brandt. During his last illness in the hospital, he received a message of good wishes from President Heinrich Luebcke.