Baron Rothschild Dies in Paris at 89
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Baron Rothschild Dies in Paris at 89

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Baron Edmond de Rothschild, 89, famous philanthropist, founder of the first modern Jewish colonies in Palestine, who was known affectionately to millions of Jews all over the world as “the Baron,” died here today at his home in the suburb of Boulogne-sur-Scine at 11:30 a. m. Death was attributed by attending physicians to the complications of old age.

A national funeral for Baron Rothschild is being arranged and will take place on Monday, it was said. The World Zionist Executive telephoned from London asking that place be reserved for Zionist representatives in the cortege that will escort the famous philanthropist to his last rest.

Baron de Rothschild, who was known in his own life time as “the one-man Zionist movement,” was born in Paris on August 19, 1845. He was the only living grandson of Mayer Amschel Rothschild of Frankfurt, Germany, the founder of the family fortune.

Although the head of the world-famous Rothschild Brothers Bank, the Baron was primarily interested in philanthropy, science and art. He gave millions of dollars for scientific purposes during his life time. He entered the banking house in 1862, shortly after his father died. At that time the firm was at the zenith of its fame. In the last twenty years he took no active part in the management of the firm.

From his earliest youth he displayed a deep and abiding interest

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