Josef Ritter von Wertheimer was an Austrian philanthropist, writer, and a protagonist for the emancipation of Jews. Born in Augsburg in 1800, he established social institutions in Vienna and served there as the president of the Jewish congregation, “Wiener Israelitische Kultusgemeinde”. Josef Ritter von Wertheimer died in Vienna in 1887.
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Josef Ritter von Wertheimer, Leo Baeck Institute, F 3492A.