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Last Jewish Cabinet Member in West Germany Dropped from Office

July 1, 1955
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The only Jew among the more than 100 Cabinet Ministers and State Secretaries in West Germany, Dr. Walter Auerbach, has been removed as State Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare by the new Government of Lower Saxony.

A veteran trade union official, and an authority on social work as well as social insurance, he is a brother of the late Dr. Philip Auerbach, the postwar leader of German Jewry who was hounded to death three years ago. He maintains no ties with the Jewish community, however. Technically speaking, Dr. Walter Auerbach has been “suspended with pay.”

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