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Reviving a Jewish Icon of German Democracy, Assassinated by Far Right Antisemites

Targeted by lethal antisemitism, accused of being an 'Elder of Zion' and largely forgotten by history, Walther Rathenau was Germany's first and only Jewish foreign minister. It's time to reassess his legacy, and the palace which became his sanctuary

Abigail Green
Abigail Green
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Abigail Green
Abigail Green

A hundred years ago, on June 24, 1922, Walther Rathenau – Germany's first and only Jewish foreign minister – was assassinated by far-right nationalists who believed him to be one of the 300 Elders of Zion, plotting to take over the world.

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