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To Open Wolffsohn Memorial Library

March 27, 1929
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The Wolffsohn Memorial Library building, erected at the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus as a memorial to David Wolffsohn, associate of Dr. Theodor Herzl, will be formally opened on April 29, as part of the celebration of the University’s fourth anniversary. Announcement to this effect was made by the American Advisory Committee of the Hebrew University, of which Felix M. Warburg is chairman.

The structural frame of the Library building is built of reinforced concrete as a precaution against earthquakes. The foundation for the building had been laid when the earthquake shook Palestine in 1927. Although the foundation was undamaged, it was decided to guard against possible damage in the future; the Committee’s announcement declared.

The Library building is erected on Mount Scopus, next to the Institute of Chemistry. Most of the unskilled labor on the building was done by university students. About half the funds for the building were furnished by the estate of the late David Wolfsohn.

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