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Biographical/Historical Information

Leopold Zunz (1794-1886) was a Jewish historian and co-founder of the Wissenschaft des Judentums. He was a favorite pupil and later friend of Samuel Ehrenberg. Wissenschaft des Judentums was a movement for the academic study of Jewish texts and culture, established around 1819.

The lithographer Carl Fischer was mainly active between 1830 and 1860.

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Fischer, Carl: Portrait of Leopold Zunz (1794-1886), Leo Baeck Institute, 78.426.