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Nahum Goldmann - Education, Pre-Nazi Germany, After World War II, Works by Goldmann

jewish zionist president

Zionist politician, born in Lithuania. He became head of the Zionistische Vereinigung in Deutschland (1926–33) but was forced to leave Germany in 1933 and emigrated first to Honduras and then to New York. He became representative of the Jewish Agency with the League of Nations (1935–40), promoted the foundation of the State of Israel, and was active in the restitution settlement (Wiedergutmachung) between Germany and Austria and the Jewish people. He also served as president of the Jewish World Congress (1949–78) and as president of the World Zionist Organization (1956–68).

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