Moshe Maurice Spitzer founded Tarshish Books in Jerusalem between 1939 and 1940. He published quality-designed books by writers like Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Else Lasker-Schüler.
Spitzer began his publishing career as an editor at the Schocken Verlag in Berlin. In 1934, he became the publisher of the Schocken-Bücherei and was manager of the Schocken Verlag from August 1934 till its liquidation in December 1938. He immigrated to Palestine in March 1939.
See also: Schocken Publishing House Ltd.
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- Location: Jerusalem
- Period: 1939/40-at least 1967
- Publisher(s): Moshe Maurice Spitzer (July 8, 1900, Boskowitz/Moravia - November 16, 1982, Jerusalem)
- Author(s): Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Martin Buber, Abraham Meir Habermann, Friedrich Hölderlin, Else Lasker-Schüler, Shlomo Zemach
- Number of Titles Published: unknown
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