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Gabriel Riesser (1806-1863) was a champion of Jewish emancipation in Germany. Born in Hamburg, Riesser studied law at the universities of Kiel and Heidelberg. In 1848/49 he served as vice-president for the Frankfurt National Assembly.

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Caricature of Gabriel Riesser : Deutsche Nationalversammlung, Frankfurt am Main, 1848-1849, Leo Baeck Institute, F 904.