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Benno Elkan, Noted Jewish Sculptor, Dead in London at 82

January 12, 1960
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Benno Elkan, the noted Jewish sculptor who created numerous monuments and busts in Britain and pre-Nazi Germany, died here today at the age of 82. He was an Officer of the British Empire, in recognition of his contribution to British art.

Born in Germany, Mr. Elkan was noted in that country for his monument dedicated to the victims of the first World War, which was removed by the Nazis and later restored by U.S. occupation troops. In 1954 he emigrated to Britain, where he executed busts of Winston Churchill, Chaim Weizmann, Arturo Toscanini and Lord Saliabury. He also cast the huge bronze menorah which was presented to the Israel Parliament by the British people in 1956, and now stands near the Knesset building in Jerusalem.

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