Curt Silberman

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Curt C. Silberman
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Thomas Dehler and Curt Silberman in 1967
Kurt Leo Silbermann

(1908-05-23)May 23, 1908
DiedSeptember 9, 2002(2002-09-09) (aged 94)

Curt C. Silberman (May 23, 1908 – September 9, 2002) was a German-Jewish and American attorney, community leader, and member of Jewish organizations in both Germany and the United States. Born Kurt Leo Silbermann in Würzburg, Germany,[1] he and his wife Else fled due to the rampant antisemitism of the Nazi era and settled in New Jersey. His legal career in the United States focused on restitution work for the victims of the Nazi government.[2]

Silberman was active in many Jewish organizations. He was a co-founder of the Leo Baeck Institute, and for a period of time, the head of American Federation of Jews from Central Europe[3] and a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.[4]

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  1. ^ "Silberman, Curt Charles geb. Silbermann Kurt Leo". Biographische Datenbank Jüdisches Unterfranken. Johanna-Stahl-Zentrum. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths SILBERMAN, DR. CURT C." The New York Times. p. 12.
  3. ^ Eli Lederhendler (2001). New York Jews and the Decline of Urban Ethnicity: 1950-1970. Syracuse University Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-8156-0711-3. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Curt C. Silberman." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved 2015-11-13.