Edelstein, Jacob (* 25.7.1903)

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Born 1903 in Horodenka in Galicia. Died 1944 in Auschwitz. Czech Zionist and Director of the Palestinian Office in Prague which distributed immigration certificates for Palestine. Transported to Nisko in 1939, but allowed to return. Edelstein was appointed the first "Elder of the Jews" in Terezín. Transported to Terezín in 1941 and in 1943 to the "Terezín family camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1943 where he was executed, together with his family, in 1944.