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Vice President of German Parliament Goes to Israel; Will Lecture

December 18, 1959
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Carlo Schmid, Vice President of the West German Federal Parliament, left for a visit to Israel today. He was accompanied to the airport by members of the Israel Purchasing Mission here.

A professor of political science at Frankfurt University, Dr. Schmid will lecture at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on “The Development of the Image of Man in European Thought.” He will also conduct lectures at the Mapai School in Israel and will spend a week-end with Premier Ben-Gurion. The 63-year-old professor visited Israel last year, during the country’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

Professor Schmid has been active in combatting anti-democratic and anti-Semitic resurgence in Germany. He was one of the founders of the Aid Organization for Victims of Nazism Abroad, which established an old-age home in Paris. He was the Social Democrat candidate for the Presidency of the Federal Republic.

(The proposed visit to Israel of Dr. Theodor Heuss, former President of the West German Federal Republic, will be discussed here during the current visit of Ambassador Felix Shinar, head of the Israel Purchasing Mission in Cologne, it was reported today from Jerusalem. Dr. Heuss has signified his desire to visit Israel, but no date has yet been fixed.)

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