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Leo Baeck

Born: 23-May-1873
Birthplace: Lissa, Posen, Germany
Died: 2-Nov-1956
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, Berlin, Germany

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Progressive Jewish Rabbi

Military service: German Imperial Army (Chaplain, WWI)

Father: Samuel Baeck (rabbi, b. 1834)
Mother: Eva Placzek
Wife: Natalie Hamburger (m. 1899, one daughter)
Daughter: Ruth

    High School: Johann-Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Lissa
    Theological: Jewish Theological Seminary, Breslau
    University: University of Breslau
    Professor: Hebrew Union College

    Leo Baeck Institute Founder (1955)
    Nazi Concentration Camp Inmate Theresienstadt (1943-45)
    Ordained 1897
    Naturalized UK Citizen 1953

Author of books:
Das Wesen des Judentums (1905)
Wege im Judentum; Aufsätze und Reden (1933)
Die Pharisäer: ein Kapitel jüdischer Geschichte (1934)
Aus drei Jahrtausenden. Wirtschaftliche Untersuchungen und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte des jüdischen Glaubens (1938)
Maimonides, der Mann, sein Werk und seine Wirkung (1954)
Dieses Volk: jüdische Existenz (1955)
Von Moses Mendelssohn zu Franz Rosenzweig (1958)


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