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German Jewish leader Paul Spiegel dies at the age of 68
By News Agencies

Paul Spiegel, the Holocaust survivor who became president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, died Sunday aged 68 after a long illness, the council said.

Spiegel had headed the council, which represents some 100,000 German Jews, since 2000.

Spiegel died overnight of cancer in a hospital in Duesseldorf where he had been treated for some weeks, Nathan Kalmonowicz, a senior official in Germany’s Central Council of Jews, said Sunday.