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Biographical/Historical Information

Rabbi Dr. Leopold Lucas was born in Marburg an der Lahn in 1872. After academic and religious studies in Marburg, Tübingen, and in Berlin, he became rabbi in the Jewish congregation in Glogau, Silesia (Głogów, Poland). Together with Martin Philippson, Lucas was a founder of the “Society for the Promotion of ‘Wissenschaft des Judentums’” (“Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums" in 1902. In 1941, Leo Baeck appointed Lucas to teach biblical literature and history at the Lehranstalt (Hochschule) für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. Rabbi Dr. Leopold Lucas was deported to Theresienstadt, where he died in 1943.

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Rabbi Leopold Lucas, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2666.