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Dignitaries Attend Last Rites in Berlin for Professor Sobernheim

January 10, 1933
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The last rites for Professor Moritz S. Sobernheim, Orientalist and German Foreign Office Official, who died on Thursday in his sixty-first year, were held yesterday #nd were attended by the highest dignitaries.

High officials of the Foreign Office, where Professor Sobernheim has served since 1918 as First Councillor and Rapporteur on Jewish political matters, Mayor Sahm of Berlin, leading professors, Jewish scholars and representatives of various Jewish organizations with which he had been affiliated, attended the funeral services.

Foreign Minister von Neurath sent a wreath and a message of condolence was received by the Sobernheim family from him.

Rabbi Leo Baeck delivered a eulogy at the grave.

Jewish leaders expressed their deep sense of loss in Professor Sobernheim’s passing in statements to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and expressed the belief that his office as Rapporteur on Jewish Political Affairs will in all probability remain unfilled.


The officers of the American Jewish Congress learn with great sorrow of the passing of Professor Moritz S. Sobernheim with whom they have had the privilege of collaborating in some of his works for the Jewish welfare.

Last August at the sessions of the World Jewish Conference at Geneva Professor Sobernheim was in constant attendance as an interested and vitally concerned observer of the proceedings. Professor Sobernheim’s position as official adviser on Jewish affairs to the German Government brought him in close contact with the general problem of the Jews.

“Professor Sobernheim was an active worker in the Minorities Congress, representing the Jewish minority interest.”

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