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Dr. Ben-zion Kauders, 66 B’nai B’rith Leader, Killed in Auto Accident

Dr. Ben-Zion Kauders. an international vice-president of B’nai B’rith since 1971 and leader of B’rith in Israel since 1959, was killed Monday in a taxi-truck collision near Haifa. Dr. Kauders, who was 66, resided in Haifa and operated a flour milling business.

Born in Hungary on May 27, 1907, he was a lawyer with a practice in Budapest. He was a leader of the Hungarian Jewish community during World War II and was later decorated by the Israeli government for his partisan activities. Dr. Kauders was a member of the Central Committee of the Zionist Organization in Hungary and came to Israel in 1945.

International B’nai B’rith president David M. Blumberg said today that Dr. Kauders was “an exemplary leader who was devoted to the maintenance of Jewish tradition and ideas.”