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L
azare
E
l iez er
W
ogue
.
150th anniversary of birth. Born in
Fontainebleau, France, July 22, 1817, died in Paris, in 1897.
A
professor at the French rabbinical seminary, he was editor of
Vunivers Israelite,
the popular French Jewish periodical, and
wrote also some works on French Jewish history.
J
oseph
W
o h lg em u th
.
100th anniversary of birth. Born in
Memel, Germany, July 10, 1867, died in Frankfurt am Main,
Germany, in 1942. He taught Talmud and Jewish philosophy
at the Orthodox rabbinical seminary in Berlin. In addition to
numerous monographs in his special area of studies, he edited
an Orthodox magazine and engaged in polemics with Liberal
Judaism in Germany.
G
erson
W
o l f
.
75th anniversary of death. Born in Holleschau,
Moravia, died in Vienna, October 30, 1892. A religious school
teacher in Vienna, he wrote numerous monographs on the history
of Austrian Jewry and also many religious school text-books.
L
udwig
L
azar
Z
am en h o f
.
50th anniversary of death. Born in
Bialystok, Poland, in 1859, died in Warsaw, April 14, 1917. Best
known as founder of the universal language, Esperanto, he also
wrote a text-book in Hebrew for that language.
S
olomon
Z
e it l in
.
75th birthday. Born in Russia, May 31, 1892.
Professor of rabbinical literature at Dropsie College for Hebrew
and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia, he has made the Hellen­
istic period his major field of study. He also is co-editor of the
Jewish Quarterly Review,
one of the few Jewish scholarly
journals in English.
M
oses
S
am u e l
Z
uckermandel
.
50th anniversary of death. Born
in Ungarisch-Brod, Moravia, in 1836, died in Breslau, Germany,
March, 1917.
A
rabbi in various German communities, he is
best remembered for his edition of the
Topefta,
that very early
rabbinic work.
A
rnold
Z
w e ig
.
80th birthday. Born in Glogau, Germany,
November 10, 1887. This German novelist lived in Palestine
after 1933, but returned to East Germany following the Second
World War. Regarded as an outstanding German stylist, he
attacked German nationalism in his war novels and used Jewish
backgrounds for many of his other books, like
Caliban,
dealing
with anti-Semitism, and
Insulted and Exiled,
about German
Jewish life.
S
t e fa n
Z
w e ig
.
25th anniversary of death. Born in Vienna in
1881, died in Petropolis, Brazil, February 23, 1942. An outstand­
ing Austrian novelist and biographer, he also wrote
Jeremias,
an anti-war play, based on the Biblical book.