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British Jews Plan Great Public Funeral for Wolf

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The Jews of Great Britain are planning a great public funeral for Lucien Wolf, Secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Anglo-Jewish Association and the Board of Jewish Deputies, who died Saturday at the age of 73. The funeral will be held tomorrow and burial will be at the Jewish cemetery in Willesden.

Lucien Wolf, a journalist and author of note, was born in Vienna and received his education in Brussels and Paris. He had been editor of the “Jewish World”, assistant editor of the “Public Leader”, foreign editor of the “Daily Graphic” and London correspondent for the Paris “Le Journal.”


In 1919 Mr. Wolf represented the Jewish community at the Paris Peace Conference and obtained Minority Treaties with Poland, Roumania, Czechoslovakia, Greece and Jugo-Slavia and had before and since, as Secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee striven to present the cause of the minorities both before the League of Nations and to the individual governments.

Mr. Wolf was the founder of the Advisory Committee of the High Commission for Refugees of the League of Nations and was the first president of the Jewish Historical Society of England. Besides his position as secretary to the Joint Foreign Committee he also acted as secretary for the Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association and was joint-editor of the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition and of “Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica.”


Mr. Wolf contributed several articles to the Encyclopedia Britannica and to the Cyclopedia of Architecture, besides being a contributor of essays on foreign and colonial topics to the “Times” and other periodicals. He was the author of many well known works, among them, “The Russian Government and the Massacres,” published in 1906; “The Myth of the Jewish Menace in World Affairs,” published in 1921, and “Life of the First Marquess of Ripon,” also published in 1921.

Mr. Wolf was a fellow of the Institute of Journalists and a member of the Authors’ Club.


A cable was sent to London yesterday in behalf of the officers of the American Jewish Congress expressive of the sympathy of American Jews at the passing away of Lucien Wolf, “for many years secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of British Jews whose work for the protection of the Jewish minorities in Eastern Europe, has been identical with the task carried on here by the American Jewish Congress and affiliated bodies.”

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