Joachim Prinz

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Joachim Prinz (1902-1988) was a Zionist German rabbi who moved to America in 1937. He became vice-chairman of the World Jewish Congress and was prominent in the World Zionist Organization. He took part in the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. In the 1970s, he joined Breira but later resigned, complaining that "The Advisory Committee, of which I am a member, has never met, and so decisions are left to you and Arthur [Waskow], after some superficial consultations with one of us or with none of us". In June 1975, Prinz sent a letter of objection to Robert Loeb about a statement denouncing Israeli foreign policy which Breira was planning to issue at a press conference.

However, he had a strange past, which contradicts the biographical sketch that is provided in the inventory of his writings at Hebrew Union College. In that sketch, his time in Germany is described as follows:

During Hitlerís rise to power in the 1920s and until his departure from Germany in 1937, Prinz was a vocal and public critic of Nazism. Through his writings and speeches Prinz made numerous attacks on the Nazis, resulting in his being repeatedly arrested by the Gestapo.

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