Head of Germany's main Jewish group dies at 68

April 30, 2006 14:54

Paul Spiegel, who fled the Nazis as a child during World War II and returned to Germany to eventually become the influential - and at times contentious - head of its main Jewish organization, has died. He was 68. Spiegel died overnight of cancer in a hospital in Duesseldorf where he had been seriously ill for some weeks, Nathan Kalmanowicz, a senior official in Germany's Central Council of Jews, said Sunday. Spiegel had suffered a heart attack in February. click here to read more about Paul Spiegel.

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