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Bubis, Ignatz

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Born: 1927 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

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

1935 - Bubis moved with his family to Dblin, Poland.

1944 - During the Nazi occupation of Deblin, Bubis lived in the ghetto before deportation to a labor camp in Czstochowa.

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.



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