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Biographical/Historical Information

The lawyer and Rabbi Isaak Emil Lichtigfeld was born in Burschtyn, Galicia (Ukraine) in 1894. He studied law in Germany and volunteered for the German army in World War I. He then practiced law in Düsseldorf and in Cologne, and in 1933 he emigrated to London, where he became a rabbi. From 1954 to 1967, Lichtigfeld served as “Landesrabbiner” for Hesse in Frankfurt/M., working on the congregation’s and its religious school’s reconstruction. Rabbi Isaak Emil Lichtigfeld died in Frankfurt in 1967.

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Isaak Emil Lichtigfeld, Leo Baeck Institute, F 706.