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German Jews Pay Tribute to Soldiers Killed in World War

September 3, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Memorial services for the Jewish soldiers in the German army who fell during the world war will be held here on September 5.

The Board of the Jewish Community of Berlin has given the use of a hall in the vicinity of the Jewish cemetery at Weissensee where the largest numbr of the Jewish war dead are buried. The memorial services will be country-wide in character so that relatives and members of the various Jewish communities especially in the former German province of Posen, in West Prussia and Upper Silesia who are not able to come to Berlin for the ceremony should be able to hold memorial gatherings at the same time.

The memorial service will be of a purely religious character. Addresses will be delivered after the service by Rabbi Dr. Baeck, and Rabbi Dr. Lik, both of whom were chaplains in the field during the war and by Mr. Max Shodziesner on behalf of the Federation of Jewish Soldiers at the Front.

The initiative for the services was taken by the Berlin Chevra Kadisha. Arrangements are being made by the Federation of Jewish Soldiers at the Front, the Berlin Zionist Federation and the Federation of Posen Jews.

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