David Wolffsohn, 1856-1914

Wolffsohn was born in Lithuania and became active in Zionist affairs as a businessman in Cologne, Germany. In 1893 he established the Cologne Association for the Development of Agriculture in the Land of Israel. He befriended Theodor Herzl, traveled with him to Palestine and assumed the presidency of the World Zionist Organization after his death. He was the first president of the Jewish Colonial Trust.

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