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Biographical/Historical Information

The scholar and rabbi Wilhelm Bacher was born in Slovakia in 1850. After studies in Pressburg, Budapest, Breslau, and Szeged, he taught at the Budapest University of Jewish Studies and served as director of the Talmud-Torah School in Pest. Next to writing and co-authoring hundreds of works, he also contributed widely to the 12 volumes of the “Jewish Encyclopedia”. Wilhelm Bacher died in Budapest in 1913.

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Dr. Bacher Vilmos, Leo Baeck Institute, F 1889.