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Erinnerungen an Alfred Wieruszowski (1857-1945) 1918-1945

Jerusalem, 1989.
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Alfred Wieruszowski (1857-1945) grew up in a traditional Jewish family and attended the Cheder (religious school) in Goerlitz; he was the president of the Senate at the Oberlandesgericht in Cologne and a professor of law at Cologne university; after the death of his first wife, he married a non-Jewish wife and had his daughters baptized. He survived the war in Germany and died in the Berlin Jewish hospital in 1945. Ruth Wieruszowski was born in Cologne in 1910. She was baptized as a child; while she returned to Judaism in 1936, one of her sisters became Catholic, another one atheist and the fourth one remained Protestant. Ruth Wieruszowski emigrated to Palestine in 1938.

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