April 30th, 2006

The Death of Paul Spiegel

It is with great sadness that the Central Council announces the death of Dr Paul Spiegel OBM, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. He passed away early this morning in Düsseldorf at the age of 68 after a long and serious illness.

Paul Spiegel (Dr. h.c.) OBM assumed office as President of the Central Council of Jews in 1999 following the death of Ignatz Bubis OBM.

Düsseldorf/Berlin, 30 April 2006, 2 Iyar 5766