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J
e w i s h
B
o o k
A
n n u a l
Russian and translated into German, Hebrew and Yiddish. His
largest work in English translation is his
History of the Jews
in Russia and Poland.
Recently a selection of his writings was
published under the title,
Nationalism and History.
L
eopold
D
ukes
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Pressburg,
Austria-Hungary, now Czechoslovakia, January 17, 1810, died
in Vienna, August 3, 1891. Student of Jewish literature, he
specialized in research on mediaeval Hebrew poetry. Early in his
career he translated Rashi’s commentary on the Pentateuch into
German.
A
do lphe
F
ranck
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Licourt,
France, October 10, 1809, died April 11, 1893 in Paris. A
philosopher, he was the first Jewish professor at the Sorbonne.
In addition to many works on general philosophy, he wrote
a book on the Kabbalah, which was also published in English
translation.
N
a fta l i
F
rank fur ter
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Oberdorf, Germany, February 13, 1810, died in Hamburg, April
13, 1866. A preacher at the Hamburg Reform Temple, he also
served as a member of the Constitutional Assembly of the Free
City of Hamburg. In addition to published sermons, he wrote one
of the earliest Jewish biographical dictionaries, published in
German, in collaboration with the novelist Berthold Auerbach.
L
udwig
A
ugust
F
r an k l
,
R itter von Hochwart. 150th anniver­
sary of birth. Born in Chrast, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, Feb­
ruary 3, 1810, died in Vienna, March 12, 1894. Poet, journalist
and philanthropist in the Jewish and general communities, he
was president of the Jewish community of Vienna. In addition
to biographies of famous Austrian writers, he published works of
Jewish interest, including his travel experiences in Palestine
(1858), which work is considered an important source of informa­
tion on the conditions of the country for that period.
S
imon
S
a m u e l
F
rug
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Bobrovyi Kut, Russia, 1860, died in Odessa, Russia, September 22,
1916. Poet in Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew, he took most of his
themes from Jewish life, past and present. Some of his poems
were set to music and became folk songs. (See “Sh. Frug—Der
Dichter fun Yidishn ‘Trern Kos,’ ” by Leon Feinberg, in this
volume.)
A
braham
G
e ig er
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in Frank­
furt on the Main, Germany, May 24, 1810, died in Berlin,
October 23, 1874. A German Liberal rabbi and scholar who
officiated in Wiesbaden, Breslau, Frankfort on the Main, and in
Berlin, he also taught at the Lehranstalt fur die Wissenschaft des
Judentums from its inception. Considered a pioneer of moderate