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Pistols of Lassalle’s Duel Sold at Auction

February 21, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The pistols used by Ferdinand Lassalle. German Jewish labor leader, in his fatal duel with Count von Racowitze came up for sale in an auction held here Saturday.

Ferdinand Lassalle, one of the founders of the Socialist movement, fought a duel with Count von Racowitze over Fraulein von Donniges, the daughter of a Bavarian diplomatist. He died on August 31, 1864, three days after fighting the duel.

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