David Rosin
David Rosin (May 27, 1823 – December 31, 1894) was a German Jewish theologian from Rosenberg, Silesia.Having received his early instruction from his father, who was a teacher in his native town,...
Adolf Martin Schlesinger
Adolf Martin Schlesinger (4 October 1769 – 11 October 1838) was a German music publisher whose firm became one of the most influential in Berlin in the early nineteenth century.
Schlesinger was Je...
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Arnold Mendelssohn
Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn (Racibórz, 26 December 1855 – Darmstadt, 18 February 1933) was a German composer and music teacher.Mendelssohn was born in the then Ratibor, Province of Silesia, son of Felix...
Julius von Sachs
Julius von Sachs ([zaks]; 2 October 1832 – 29 May 1897) was a German botanist from Breslau, Prussian Silesia.At an early age he showed a taste for natural history, becoming acquainted with the Breslau...
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Moritz Traube
Moritz Traube (12 February 1826, Ratibor, Province of Silesia, Prussia (now Racibórz, Poland) – 28 June 1894, Berlin, German Empire) was a German chemist (physiological chemistry) and universal privat...
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Siegbert Tarrasch
Siegbert Tarrasch [ziːɡbɐt taraʃ] (5 March 1862 – 17 February 1934) was one of the strongest chess players and most influential chess teachers of the late 19th century and early 20th century.Tar...
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Moritz Hermann Eduard Meier
Moritz Hermann Eduard Meier (1 January 1796 – 5 December 1855) was a German classical philologist, born at Glogau. At the age of 24, he became an associate professor at the University of Greifs...
Rudolf Fränkel
Rudolf Fränkel, often anglicised as Rudolf or Rudolph Frankel (born 14 June 1901 in Neisse, Upper Silesia, now Nysa, Poland, died 23 April 1974 in Oxford, Ohio) was a German-Jewish architect who was a...
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Schlessinger
Schlessinger is a German surname meaning "from Silesia" (German: Schlesien) and may refer to:People
Herbert Hupka
Herbert Hupka (August 15, 1915 – August 24, 2006) was a German journalist, politician (SPD and later the CDU), and advocate for the Germans expelled from neighbouring countries after the Second ...
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Max Born
Max Born ([bɔɐ̯n]; 11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-st...
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Ignatz Bubis
Ignatz Bubis (12 January 1927 – 13 August 1999), German Jewish leader, was the influential chairman (and later president) of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland...
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Oskar Seidlin
Oskar Seidlin (February 17, 1911 – December 11, 1984); German-born American literary scholar, poet, and writer of children’s stories. He is also said to have co‑authored several detective novels or K...
Fritz Haber
Fritz Haber ([ˈhaːbɐ]; 9 December 1868 – 29 January 1934) was a German chemist of Jewish origin who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his development of the Haber process, which was th...
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Karl Weigert
Karl Weigert, Carl Weigert (19 March 1845 in Münsterberg in Silesia – 5 August 1904 in Frankfurt am Main) was a German Jewish pathologist.He received his education at the universities of Berlin,...
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Richard Courant
Richard Courant (January 8, 1888 – January 27, 1972) was a German mathematician. He is best known by the general public for the book What is Mathematics?, co-written with Herbert Robbins.
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Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser
Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser (22 January 1855, Świdnica - 30 July 1916, Wrocław) was a German physician who discovered the causative agent (pathogen) of gonorrhea, a strain of bacteria that was nam...
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Wilhelm Ebstein
Wilhelm Ebstein (November 27, 1836, Jauer, Prussian Silesia – October 22, 1912) was a German physician.
He studied medicine at the University of Breslau under Friedrich Theodor von Frerichs and at...
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Ottomar Rosenbach
Ottomar Ernst Felix Rosenbach (January 4, 1851, Krappitz, Silesia - March 20, 1907) was a German physician.Krappitz was a Silesian city where his father, Samuel Rosenbach, practised medicine. He recei...
Emin Pasha
Mehmed Emin Pasha (born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer, baptized Eduard Carl Oscar Theodor Schnitzer; March 28, 1840 – October 23, 1892) was an Ottoman-German physician, naturalist, and governor of the Egypti...
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Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch
Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch (1829 – 28 October 1873) was a German Jewish scholar of Semitic studies, the Talmud and Middle Eastern studies.
He was born in Neisse, Prussian Silesia (now Nysa, Po...
Paulus Stephanus Cassel
Paulus Stephanus Cassel (February 27, 1821 – December 23, 1892), born Selig Cassel, was a German Jewish convert to Christianity, writer, orator, and missionary to Jews.
Cassel was born in Gross-Gl...
Alfred Kerr
Alfred Kerr (25 December 1867 – 12 October 1948), born Alfred Kempner, was an influential German-Jewish theatre critic and essayist, nicknamed the Kulturpapst ("Culture Pope").
Kerr was born...
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Slezak
The Slezak surname, or Czech: Slezák and Polish: Ślęzak, originated from the Czech designation of the inhabitant of Silesia (Slezsko), according to onomastic research. Other Polish variants in...
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Joseph Zedner
Joseph Zedner (February 10, 1804, Gross-Glogau – October 10, 1871, Berlin) was a German Jewish bibliographer and librarian.After completing his education, he acted as teacher in the Jewish school in S...
Jakob Guttmann (rabbi)
Rabbi Jakob Guttmann (22 April 1845, Beuthen, Oberschlesien – 29 September 1919, Breslau) was a German Jewish theologian, philosopher of religion (Religionsphilosoph).He was the father of Julius Guttm...
Joachim Prinz
Joachim Prinz (May 10, 1902 – September 30, 1988) was a German-American rabbi who was outspoken against Nazism and became a Zionist leader. As a young rabbi in Berlin, he was forced to confront ...
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Yehuda Gruenfeld
Yehuda Gruenfeld (Grünfeld, Greenfeld) (Hebrew: יהודה גרינפלד‎; born 28 February 1956) an Israeli chess Grandmaster. He was born in Dzierżoniów in Poland.As of April 2007, his Elo rating was 24...
Joel Löwe
Joel Löwe (born in 1760; died Breslau, February 11, 1802) was a German-Jewish Biblical commentator. He signed his name in Hebrew writings as Joel Bril, Bril being an acronym for "son of R. Judah Löb"....
Edmund Lesser
Edmund Lesser (12 May 1852 – 7 June 1918) was a German dermatologist who was a native of Neisse.He studied medicine at the Universities of Berlin, Bonn and Strasbourg, earning his medical doctorate in...