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Rudolf Sonneborn was an American businessman, oil executive, and major leader in raising fund for Israel in the 1940s and 1950s. He served as president for one term for The State of Israel Bond Drive and was involved with Materials for Israel, also known as the Sonneborn Institute.

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Albert Einstein in his Princeton home with Rudolf Sonneborn, looking at the 200,000th State of Israel Bond purchased by Einstein; October 30, 1951, Leo Baeck Institute, F 3136A.