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Dr. Leo Schafler Dead at 87

November 10, 1977
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Dr. Leo Schafler, former deputy general secretary of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, has died here after a long illness. He was 87. Born in Czernowitz, he was a pioneer of the Labor Zionist movement in Bukovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. After World War I, he was a lawyer in Vienna until fleeing to England in 1938.

He joined the Zionist Federation in 1940 and was Manchester organizer and then London secretary before becoming the deputy to the late Lavy Bakstansky. He was formerly managing editor of the Jewish Observer and Middle East Review.

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