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    1896: Wertheim Department Store in Germany

    Wertheim was a large department store chain in pre-World War II Germany. It was founded by Georg Wertheim and operated four stores in Berlin, one in Rostock, one in Stralsund (where it had been founded), and one in Breslau. 1920 The chain's most famous store, on Leipziger Platz in Berlin, was...