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Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, German Socialist and Jurist, Dies Here at 68

September 28, 1943
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Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, prominent German Jewish Socialist and jurist, who died at his home in Queens yesterday at the age of 68. Dr. Rosenfeld was a member of the Reichstag from 1919 until 1933 when he was forced to flee Germany. Prior to that he was Prussian Minister of Justice. At the time of his death he was president of the anti-Nazi German American Emergency Conference, which he helped to found here a short time ago to combat Nazi activities.

Dr. Rosenfeld aroused Hitler’s personal enmity because he question the Feuhrer sharply during a libel trial in 1932 and caused Hitler to lose his temper publicly. Under Dr. Rosenfeld’s prodding, Hitler shouted: "I won’t answer any more questions from Jewish lawyers." The Fuehrer was fined 1,000 marks. When Dr. Rosenfeld fled Germany in 1933, a fine of 80,517 marks was decreed for him.

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