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The Prussian Jewish physician and writer Johann Jacoby was born May 1, 1805, in Königsberg. He strongly believed in equal civil rights for Jews and Gentiles alike, and voiced these believes at the Prussian and then at the all-German National Assembly. He was a member of the German Progress Party, and he joined the German Social Democratic Party after the creation of the new German Empire in 1870. Johann Jacoby died in Königsberg on March 6, 1877.
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Afinger, Nikolaus, 1818-1852: Jacobi : der Königsberger, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 78.97.
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