German lawyer and communal worker; born at Borek, province of Posen, Oct. 5, 1857; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main Sept. 27, 1903. Having finished his studies at the gymnasium at Krotoschin and the University of Berlin, he practised law in Bockenheim from 1885 to 1888, when he entered into partnership with Councilor of Justice S. Fuld in Frankfort-on-the-Main. Plotke was elected to the board of trustees of the Frankfort congregation, and participated in all movements for the relief of his oppressed coreligionists, being a trustee of the Jewish Colonization Association, of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden, and similar organizations. He wrote various pamphlets and articles on the condition of the Jews of Russia and Rumania.
- Jüdische Presse, 1903, pp. 441-442;
- Oesterreichische Wochenschrift, 1903, pp. 648-649;
- Jew. Chron. Oct. 2, 1903, p. 23;
- Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1903, pp. 484-485.