The remains of the late Dr. James Simon, President of the Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden, were cremated yesterday in the Wilmersdorf Crematorium.
The time and place were not announced publicly, so that only people who had received invitations were present. The gathering included all the members of the Presidium of the Hilfsverein, Consul-General Dugen Landau, Herr Max M. Warburg, Herr Willy Dreyfus, Law-Councillor Blau, of Frankfurt, Dr. Sigmund Wassermann, Professor Eugen Mittwoch, and Herr Berthold Israel, Dr. Bernhard Kahn, European Director of the Joint Distribution Committee of America, former Secretary of the Hilfsverein; M. Louis Oungre, Manager of the Jewish Colonisation Association (Ica), who came specially from Paris; Dr. Wilhelm
Kleemann, President of the Jewish Community of Berlin; Dr. Mark Wishnitzer, Secretary of the Hilfsverein; Professor Sobernheim, and Judge Dr. Jacob Teitel, President of the Federation of Russian Jews in Germany.
City Councillor Dr. Caspary, a relative of Dr. Simon, spoke in the name of the family, describing his personality and work.
The Prussian Minister of Education and Fine Arts, Dr. Grimme, sent a telegram expressing the sympathy of the Government and speaking of Dr. Simon as one of the greatest benefactors of German art and learning, through his generous endowments and gifts to the State Museums.
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