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Dr. Emil Margulies, Co-author of the “bernheim Petition”, Dies in Palestine

February 21, 1943
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Dr. Emil Margulies, prominent Zionist leader from Czechoslovakia and former president of the Jewish Party there, died here last night at the age of 66. He settled in Palestine in 1939.

Dr. Margulies was one of the authors of the historic “Bernheim Petition” which was presented to the League of Nations in 1933 in protest against the introduction of Nazi anti-Jewish laws in Upper Silesia, where legislation was to be regulated by a mixed Polish-German commission under then existing international regulations. The League recognized the validity of the arguments presented in the Bernheim Petition and the Nazis were prevented from applying their anti-Jewish laws in Upper Silesia for several years.

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