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BERLIN, SAMUEL:

German jurist; born at Bamberg Oct 11, 1807; died at Fürth Dec. 21, 1896. He was a son of Löb Berlin, of Bamberg, afterward "Landesrabbiner" at Cassel, and was educated at the University of Munich, where he obtained his LL.D. degree in 1834. Samuel was the first Jewish lawyer in that kingdom. In 1848 he commenced practising law in Gerolzhofen, where he became the intimate friend of another young attorney, Dr. Freiherr von Lutz, who afterward was "Kultusminister" and "Ministerpräsident." Dr. Berlin himself became "Hofrath," and was president of the "Gemeindecollegium" in Ansbach from 1860 to 1869.

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  • Kohut, Berühmte Isr. Männer, xvi, 293.
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