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Leopold Rosenak, a German rabbi, was born in Nadas (Hungary) in 1869. In 1897, he became the rabbi of the Jewish community of Bremen. During World War I he served as field chaplain of the Prussian army in Lithuania and was involved in supporting the local Jewish population. After 1918, Rosenak continued his charitable work for Eastern-European Jewish emigrants in Germany. He was a member of the "Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens" and was active in the "Verein zur Abwehr des Antisemitismus". He died at sea on his way from the US to Germany in 1923.

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Leopold Rosenak, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2911.