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Rabbi Max Katten was born in Bonn in 1892. He studied economics, philosophy and oriental languages in Marburg and Breslau, before graduating from the University of Gießen in 1924. At the same time he was ordained rabbi at the Breslau Rabbinical Seminary and then served as rabbi in Görlitz and then in Bamberg. Katten escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in London, where he, Rabbi Leo Baeck, and other emigrated rabbis founded a liberal seminary for teachers and rabbis. Rabbi Dr. Max Katten died in London in 1957.

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Dr. Max Katten : reading at a desk, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2268.