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Biographical/Historical Information

Wilhelm (William) Weinberg was born in Dolina, Galicia (Dolyna, Ukraine) in 1901. At the outbreak of World War I, he settled with his family in Vienna. He studied Political Science at the University of Vienna, graduating in 1928 (his diploma was signed by the University’s Chancellor, Theodor Kardinal Innitzer). Weinberg was ordained Rabbi at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. He escaped Austria, surviving World War II in Czechoslovakia, Poland, and in the Soviet Union. He was a rabbi in Frankfurt/Main in 1948 and emigrated to the United States in 1951. Once in America, he continued to serve as a rabbi in various congregations until his death in 1976.

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Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm (William) Weinberg, Leo Baeck Institute, F 1037.