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Max Bodenheimer, Zionist Pioneer, Dies in Jerusalem at 75

July 22, 1940
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Funeral services were held here today for Dr. Max Bodenheimer, veteran Zionist leader and retired lawyer who died yesterday at the age of 75.

The entire Jewish community was represented at the funeral , with the cortege marching past the Shaare Zadek Hospital, where he died after a short illness. National institutions flew flags at halt staff. A eulogy was delivered by M. M. Ussishkin, president of the Jewish National Fund, whose daughter is the wife of Dr. Bodenheimer’s son.

On the occasion of his 75th birthday last March 21, Dr. Bodenheimer was made an honorary citizen of the Tel Aviv municipality. Born in stuttgart, Germany, Dr. Boden heimer became one of the most enthusiastic adherents of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, and in 1898 accompanied him to Constantinople and Palestine. He is survived by a son, Fritz Bodenheimer, Professor of Natural Science at the Hebrew University, who is married to Ussishkin’s daughter.

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