Services Held for Dr. Oskar K. Rabinowicz; Was Zionist, Author and Banker
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Services Held for Dr. Oskar K. Rabinowicz; Was Zionist, Author and Banker

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Services were held here Friday for Dr. Oskar K. Rabinowicz, Zionist leader, author and banker, who died Thursday at the age of 66. Born in Austria, he received a doctorate in 1902 from the University of Prague, where he taught history. From 1934-39 he edited Medina Ivrit, a Prague Jewish newspaper. He was president of the New Zionist Organization of Czechoslovakia from 1925 to 1939 and was a founder of Zionist Revisionism there. He helped to organize illegal immigration of Jewish refugees to Palestine during the Nazi period.

He served as chairman of the Anglo-Federal Banking Corp. in London from 1939 to 1956 when he retired and came to the United States. He served on the Jewish Publication Society’s editorial board, as a Jewish Theological Seminary overseer, as a member of the World Jewish Congress’ Executive, and as vice president of the Conference on Jewish Social Studies. He had written “Fifty Years of Zionism,” published in 1950; “Winston Churchill on Jewish Problems,” 1956; and “Herzl, Architect of the Balfour Declaration,” 1958, He was co-editor of “The Jews of Czechoslovakia,” published in 1968, and had just completed a book on “Arnold Toynbee and the Jews.”

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