The memory of Walter Rathenau, the German Foreign Minister, who was murdered by the anti-Semites, was impressively honored throughout the entire country, by the republican elements, on the second anniversary of his death.
Particularly impressive was the memorial assembly held on his grave in the Jewish cemetery in Berlin, at which 5,000 republicans gathered to pay tribute to Rathenau’s genius. The memorial address was made by Scheidemann, the leader of the German Social Democrats. A bouquet of flowers was laid upon the grave by President Ebert.
A memorial gathering was also held in the Rathenau villa, where the murder took place. Ebert, in his speech there, announced the establishment of a society for the perpetuation of Walter Rathenau’s memory.
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