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Stamp to Honor Heinrich Heine

The Dusseldorf Citizens Committee, led by A.D. Otto Schoenfeldt, has von in its attempt to have the West German post office issue a stamp honoring Heinrich Heine, the German Jewish writer. The committee reported that Georg Leber, Federal Minister for Postal Services, had agreed to drop his opposition to such a stamp and to issue it Dec. 13.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the International Association for the Protection of German-Language Writers, Dr. Edwin M. Landau of Zurich, has launched a campaign to have the University of Dusseldorf celebrate Heine’s 175th birthday with “the utmost solemnity” in his home city. Home was born in 1797 and died here in 1856.