Alfred Gartenberg Dead at 84

Afred Gartenberg, a lawyer and a journalist, has died here at the age of 84. Born in Vienna, he and his Brazilian-born wife, Sabine, fled Austria when it was conquered by Nazi Germany. The couple came to Brazil during World War II. Their only son died in 1943 while fighting in Africa with the free French forces against the Germans.

Gartenberg was active in the Jewish community here, especially in the Jewish Federation and in the Associaco? Israelita (the German Jewish community). He was the author of two books, one about Jacob Frank (1726-1791), the founder of the Frankist movement who declared himself the Messiah and the successor of Shabbetai Tzevi, and another, “The Red J,” about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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