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Lot #    12769
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:29:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zur Geschichte der Juden in Worms
Author    [Only Ed.] Gerson Wolf
City    Breslau
Publisher    Schletter'schen Buchhandlung
Publication Date    1862
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition.113 pp., 223:134 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Title: Zur Geschichte der Juden in Worms und des deutschen Städtewesens: nach archivalischen Urkunden des k.k. Ministeriums des Aeussern in Wien.

A history of the Jews of the city of Worms based on archival documents from the ministry in Vienna by Gerson Wolf (18231892), Austrian historian and educator. Wolf was born in Holleschau (Holesov), Moravia. In 1849 he published a booklet Die Demokratie und der Sozialismus, which resulted in his studies at the University of Vienna being briefly interrupted. In 1852 he was imprisoned for a number of weeks on suspicion of being a revolutionary. That same year he was appointed a teacher of religion in the Vienna community. In 1884 he became inspector of its religious studies. Gerson compiled textbooks on Jewish affairs and on the Torah, and published documents on the history of the Jews in Worms, Bohemia, Moravia, and Austria (particularly of the Jews in Vienna). He also wrote biographies of I. N. Mannheimer and J. Wertheimer.

His works include: Ferdinand II und die Juden (1859); Judentaufen in Oesterreich (1863); Die Vertreibung der Juden aus Boehmen 1744 (1869); Geschichte der Juden in Wien 11561876 (1876); and Die alten Statuter der juedischen Gemeinden in Maehren (1880). He also published in the periodical Ha-Mazkir (185861) a series of articles dealing with the history of the Jews, based on documents in the archives of Vienna, Venice, Milan, and Mantua.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica