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German Jews Eulogize Dr. Paul Nathan, Late Leader; Burial Sunday

March 20, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Funeral services for Dr. Paul Nathan, late German Jewish leader, will be held here on Sunday. Internment will be at the Weissensee cemetery.

The death of the late leader was mourned in statements issued by various Jewish organizations. The Central Verein Deutschen Buerger des Juedischen Glaubens paid tribute to Dr. Nathan. In the eulogy he is described as a great personage, an heroic figure and champion for the cause of Jewish honor.

In a tribute issued by the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden, Dr. Nathan is characterized as “our founder who gave his entire life to assisting the Eastern Jewries which were politically and economically oppressed. He worked tirelessly to aid the eimgrants. He established the school system in Palestine, worked on behalf of the Jewish minorities and intervened many times successfully in behalf of Jewish groups during the war period.”


Prince Michael Obolensky, a Russian nobleman, attempted to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by causing a riot against Jews on the East Side.

The prince appeared on 14th Street and Avenue A and, before a Russian crowd in the street, he delivered a pogrom-inciting speech. This caused the protest of Jewish passersby who heard him. Obolensky was arrested.

He was brought before Magistrate Tolleris of Essex Market Court where he was ordered to repeat his address. In it he declared. “If I could, I would kill all the Jews.”

Obolensky was held without bail pending an investigation by the immigration authorities. He stated that he came to the United States in August, 1926 and was married to Katherine Trask of East Orange, N. J., from whom he is now separated. He is employed in a powder puff factory at $20 a week.


John D. Rockefeller, jr., has contributed $5,000 to the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities which is conducting its drive for $2,500,000, it was announced Thursday night at a dinner at the Hotel Astor given by Frederick Brown and G. Richard Davis to about seventy-five real estate operators of Brooklyn.

Ralph Jonas, president of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, who contributed $50,000, announced that $365,000 has already been pledged by members of his division. Mr. Brown gave $25,000.

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