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August 30, 2004
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Sigi Feigel, a Swiss Jewish leader, died in Zurich on Saturday at age 83. Feigel, a lawyer, helped fight racism and anti-Semitism and championed the cause of minorities, the Swiss news outlet NZZ reported. Feigel served as president of the Zurich Jewish community for many years before becoming its honorary president in 1987. Born in Zurich in 1921 to a family of Russian immigrants, Feigel studied law and became president of the Jewish students’ society at the city’s university. “It is a big loss for the Jews of Switzerland and particularly for the Jewish community of Zurich,” said Beni Witztum, secretary general of the city’s community.

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