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Abraham Adolf Berman Dead at 72

Funeral services were held here today for Dr. Abraham Adolf Berman, a leader of Polish Jewry and one of the organizers of the Warsaw Ghetto, who died last night at the age of 72. Born in Warsaw, he was the head of the Psychological Institute there. During the Nazi regime he took care of homeless Jewish children. After the war, Berman was a member of the Polish Parliament and headed the Jewish Central Committee. Arriving in Israel in 1950 he became a Knesset member on the Mapam ticket but was ousted from the party when he and the late Dr. Moshe Sneh founded Maki, a split off from the pro-Moscow Rakah Communist Party.