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Thousands Mourn at Nordau’s Bier

January 26, 1923
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In compliance with the wish of Dr. Max Nordau as expressed in his will, there were no speeches at the funeral Thursday, the solemnity and sadness of the simple procession testifying to the veneration in which the dead leader was held.

The cortege left Dr. Nordau’s last modest residence on Rue Henner at 9 o’clock in the morning, after the unpretentious Jewish funeral service. The coffin, draped in Zionist colors and the orthodox prayer shawl was followed by thousands of persons who crossed Paris in deep silence. Jewish University students formed the guard of honor around the catafalque. A crowd estimated at 3000 waited for the procession at Montparnasse cemetery, where Chief Rabbi Israel Levy officiated. Dr. Alexander Marmarok, friend and physician of the deceased, recited the Kadish customarily said by the male descendents.

Nahum Sokolow, who was to represent the Zionist Executive Committee arrived too late, his train from Berlin having been detained. Special delegate### to the funeral included representatives of the Palestine ###dation Fund, the Committee of Jewish Delegations, Jewish Wor### lief Conference, Jewish Colonization Association and the Po### besides four delegates rep### senting the Zionist Federal ### agium, and a delegate of the English Zionist Federation.All Jewish offices were close during the day out of respect to the departed leader.

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