Zeitlin, Leon, 1876-

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Leon Zeitlin was born in Memel, East Prussia (today Klaipėda, Lithuania), in 1876. He obtained a doctorate in economics and served on the Reich Economic Council ( Reichswirtschaftsrat ) from 1920-1932. Later, from 1928-1932, he also held office as a liberal-democratic representative on the Prussian Diet ( Preussischer Landtag ). When the National Socialists took hold of the German government, he was forced to give up his post and emigrated to London, England. In exile he took up advocacy for several human rights causes, including improved Jewish-Christian relations, and wrote extensively for several economics journals. In 1962 he published the book Life's value in cash . He died in London in 1967.

From the guide to the Leon Zeitlin Collection, 1930-1967, (Leo Baeck Institute)

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associatedWith Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 person
associatedWith Anglo-Jewish Association corporateBody
associatedWith Burschenbunds-Convent corporateBody
associatedWith Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Goldmann, Nahum, 1895-1982 person
associatedWith Gollwitzer, Helmut person
associatedWith Horkheimer, Max, 1895-1973 person
associatedWith Lemmer, Ernst, 1898-1970 person
associatedWith Leo Baeck Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Maas, Hermann, 1877-1970 person
associatedWith Molo, Walter von, 1880-1958 person
associatedWith Oswald Wolff books corporateBody
associatedWith P.E.N.-Zentrum Bundesrepublik Deutschland corporateBody
associatedWith Rengstorf, Karl Heinrich, 1903- person
associatedWith Simpson, W. W. (William Wynn), 1907-1987 person
associatedWith Tergit, Gabriele. person
associatedWith Tiburtius, Joachim person
Place Name Admin Code Country
London (England)
Restitution and indemnification claims (1933- )


Birth 1876

Death 1967


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