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Hebrew University Gets Books of Dr. Lesser

June 3, 1929
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The Hebrew University Library has received six boxes containing the collection of the late Dr. Ernst. J. Lesser. This contains a very rich Bismark collection, many books on the history of the 19th century and on the history of the Great War. There are also an important number of valuable works on philosophy and economics, among them being first editions of Kant and Marx and numerous Judaica.

The Library has also received twenty cases of books, a total of about 1,500 volumes, being the library of the late scholar, Charles David Spivak, who died about a year ago in Denver, Colo. The collection has a special value due to the large number of rare works on the history of the Yiddish language, the very rich collection of the works of the new Yiddish writers and many old Hebrew prints.

The National Council of Jewish Women will be represented at the World Conference of Jewish Women which will meet in Hamburg, Germany, on June 4th and 5th, by its Executive Secretary, Estelle M. Sternberger. Other Council officers who will attend the Conference are Mrs. Francis D. Pollak of New York City, Chairman of its Department of Vocational Guidance and Employment; and Mrs. Amanda Schlesinger of San Francisco, one of its National Directors.

Mrs. Alexander Kohut of New York City, one of the Honoray, Vice-Presidents of the National Council of Jewish Women, is President of the World Conference of Jewish Women and will preside over its sessions.

Mrs. Regina L. Morgenthau, widow of Julius Morgenthau, philatelist and stamp collector, is named the principal heir in the estate of her husband, who died on May 22. The estate is estimated at upwards of $100,000.

Mrs. Lucy M. Heineman, a daughter, is to share in the estate after the death of her mother. The widow, Bernard Heineman, a son-in-law and Manfred W. Ehrich, a nephew, are named executors and trustees.

Dr. Abraham Flexner, prominent educator, will return to this country today aboard the S. S. Hamburg.

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