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Countess Forges Will of Jewish Husband

September 7, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Sensational developments resulting from an intermarriage attracted wide attention here when the case was brought to court in Potsdam.

The case disclosed the life story of the German Jewish physician Schnable, the famous professor who was born in Kolomea, Eastern Galicia. He was married to Countess Leiningen. When Professor Schnable died suddenly, he was buried in the Catholic cemetery, at the instructions of the countess, notwithstanding the fact that he had never embraced the Catholic religion.

The Countess also produced a will, according to which she was named the sole heir. Professor Schnable’s Jewish relatives in Kolomea contested the will. The attorney for the relatives, Gronemann, proved that the will was forged. The Countess admitted the forgery and the attorney waived charges against her.

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