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Rudolf Olden, Noted Editor, Believed Lost in Sinking of Refugee Ship

September 23, 1940
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Rudolf Olden, head of the German section of the P.E.N. Club in London and former editor of the German newspaper Berliner Tageblatt, and his wife were reported today among the missing passengers of the liner torpedoed last Tuesday while an route to Canada with many refugees aboard.

Olden, who was of Jewish descent, was en route to the United States to lecture at a American University. Born in 1885, he served with the German forces in the Great War. He was a barrister of the Berlin High Court before joining the Berliner Tageblatt. He left Germany in 1933 when the Nazis came to power and went to England. He was a lecturer in modern German history at Oxford University. Among his publications are "Stresemann" Hindenburg," "Hitler the Pawn" and "The History of Liberty in Germany."

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