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ALDERMAN----NECROLOGY FOR 1950
B
e r g s t e in
F
a n i a
,
Hebrew poetess; b. Poland 1908; went to Palestine 1930;
author of several volumes of poetry, incl.
Batzir
,
Avim Hofot\
contributor
of poems to various Hebrew publications; d. Kibbutz Gvat, Israel, Sept. 17,
1950.
B
lum
, L
e o n
,
French statesman, author; b. Paris, France, April 9, 1872; author of
Souvenirs sur 1'Affaire
(Dreyfus); contributor of articles to numerous Jewish
periodicals; translator into French of Flavius Josephus’
Contra Apion\
d.
Paris, France, March 30, 1950.
C
a i s e r m a n
, H
a n a n e
M
e i e r
,
Canadian communal worker; b. Piatra, Rumania,
March 19, 1884; went to Canada 1910; founder and gen. sec. Canadian
Jewish Congress; art critic for Yiddish press since 1915; contributor of articles
to English, Yiddish, and French periodicals; author of
Idishe Dichter in
Kanade
,
Two Candian Personalities
(Lyon Cohen, A. J. Freiman); d. Montreal,
Canada, Dec. 25, 1950.
F
u k s
, T
a n i a
,
Yiddish author; b. Bessarabia, Russia, 1893; went to Argentina
after World War II; author of
A Wanderung iber Okupirte Gebitn
; d. Buenos
Aires, Argentina, Dec. 1, 1950.
G
e r c h u n o f f
, A
l b e r t o
,
journalist, author;
b .
Tultsin, Poland, Jan. 1, 1884;
went to Argentina 1889; associated with
La Nacion
since 1908; author of
Los Gauchos Judios
(novel),
Enrique Heine
,
Los Amores de Baruj Spinoza
,
E l Christianismo Precristiano
,
E l Problem Judio\
d. Buenos Aires, Argentina,
March 2, 1950.
G
o ld sc hm id t
, L
a z a r u s
,
Orientalist, Talmudist, bibliophile; b. Plungiany,
Lithuania, Dec. 17, 1871; went to Germany 1888, to England 1935; best
known for his critical edition of the Babylonian Talmud and translation
into German, the first complete translation into any European language;
published attractive editions of medieval Hebrew classics; author of numerous
books, incl.
Lacrimae Sionis
,
Eine talmudische Realkonkordanz
,
Nachtrage
zu Jacob Levys Worterbuch der Talmudim und Midraschim
,
The Earliest
Illustrated Haggadah
,
Hebrew Incunables\
translator of the Bible and the
Koran into German; collector of an outstanding private library, part of
which as acquired by the Royal Library in Copenhagen; d. London, England,
April 18, 1950.
G
o o r
, Y
e h u d a
(Grazovsky), Hebrew educator, lexicographer; b. Minsk, Russia,
Feb. 3, 1862; went to Palestine 1887; pioneer of Hebrew education in Palestine
and in preparation of textbooks for Hebrew schools; author of
Beit Sefer
(5 vols. in collaboration with H. Tziffrin),
Beit Sefer Ivri
(3 vols.),
Otzar
Halimud HaivriyDivrei Hayamim Learn Yisrael
; compiler of numerous Hebrew
dictionaries, incl.
Leksikon Lemilim Zarot
,
Leket Bituyim Ufitgamim
,
Milon
Hasafa Haivrit
; also a series of bilingual dictionaries (Hebrew-Yiddish,
Hebrew-English, Hebrew-German, etc.); translator into Hebrew of works
by Hans Christian Andersen, Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Jules Verne;
author of numerous stories, sketches, and articles in Hebrew publications;
d. Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 20, 1950.
G
ro s sm a n
, H
e n r y k
,
statistician, economist; b. Cracow, Poland, 1881; lived
in Austria, Germany, returned to Poland after World War I; active in early
Bundist movement; author of Yiddish socialist pamphlets, incl.
Der Bundizm
in Galitzie
; works on economic history, incl.
Osterreichs Handelspolitik mit
Bezug auf Galizien in der Reformperiode 1772-1790
, containing valuable
material on Austrian Jewish history; d. Leipzig, Germany, reptd Dec. 13,
G
u t tm a n
, J
u l i u s
,
philosopher; b. Hildesheim, Germany, April 15, 1880; lecturer
and research director, Lehranstalt fiir die Wissenschaft des Judentums in
Berlin; since 1934 prof. of Jewish philosophy, Hebrew University in Jerusalem;
author of
Der Gottesbegriff Kants in seiner positiven Entwicklung, Das Verhaltnis
von Religion und Philosophic bei Jehuda Halevi
,
Religion und Wissenschaft
im mittelalterlichen und in modernen Denken
,
Die Philosophic des Judentums
;
ed. works by Abraham bar Hiyya ha-Nasi and Moses Mendelssohn; d.
Jerusalem, Israel, May 21, 1950.
H
e l lm a n
, J
a c o b
,
editor, author, Labor Zionist leader; b. Riga, Latvia,
ca.
1882;
lived in Germany and Poland; went to Argentina 1939; director Latin