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Biographical/Historical Information

The publicist and author Heinrich (Elchanan) York-Steiner was born in Szenice, Hungary (Senica, Slovakia) in 1859 and – self-educated in literature and art - worked in Vienna as an editor. When Theodor Herzl published his “Judenstaat”, Steiner became a fervent Zionist and published many articles in Jewish and Zionist publications. He emigrated to Palestine in 1933, dying one year later.

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Heinrich York-Steiner, Leo Baeck Institute, F 14524.