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Max Nordau

Max NordauAKA Simon Maximilian Südfeld

Born: 29-Jul-1849
Birthplace: Pest, Hungary
Died: 23-Jan-1923
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Zionist and cultural critic, Degeneration

Moved to Berlin in 1873, and thence to Paris in 1880, where he spent the rest of his life. Originally becoming famous as a critic of the fin-de-siecle, Nordau was shocked by the antisemitism of the Dreyfus Affair into becoming a vocal Zionist.

Father: Gabriel Südfeld (Orthodox rabbi and poet)
Wife: (non-Jewish, m.)
Daughter: Maxa Nordau
Daughter: Anna

    World Zionist Organization Co-founder

Author of books:
The Conventional Lies of Society (1883, criticism)
Degeneration (1892, criticism)
Paradoxes (1896, criticism)

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