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Bubis, Ignatz

Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

1927 – Born on the 12th of January in formerly German city of Breslau (today WrocBaw, Poland).

1935 – Bubis moved with his family to D blin, Poland.

1944 – During the Nazi occupation of Deblin, Bubis lived in the ghetto before deportation to a labor camp in Cz stochowa.

1956 – He established himself in the precious metal industry, and he moved permanently to Frankfurt am Main, where he entered the real estate business.

1965 – He joined the executive board of the Frankfurt Jewish community and served as chairman.

1977 – He joined the executive board of the Zentralrat der Juden, becoming deputy chairman.

1987-1991 – He served on the board of the Hessian state FDP.

1992-1999 – German Jewish leader, was the influential chairman (and later president) of the Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland (Central Council of Jews in Germany).

1994 – The weekly newspaper Die Woche (The Week) proposed that Bubis run for German president on behalf of the Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party, or FDP).

1997 – Bubis led the FDP in a successful bid to gain representation in the Frankfurt city council.

1999 – He died on the 13th of August.