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Robert Weiss (Moshe Liwni) Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 663

Scope and Contents

Folder I contains the following: Personal documents of Moshe Liwni/Robert Weiss: his doctoral certificate, business cards, and a CV. One letter addressed to him. Four published works written by Liwni,. and four (copies of) essays and notes written by him, as well as two unpublished plays. Folder II contains a list of essays he wrote and several newspaper articles written by him.


  • 1911-1988


Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection has been digitized.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Emil Weiss/Moshe Liwni (1899-1988) was a member of the Po’ale-Zion movement up until 1922, when he joined the Mizrachi movement. In 1919 he worked for the Jüdische Jugendblätter in Vienna. He studied economics in Frankfurt a.M. and wrote his dissertation in 1922. He worked for several newspapers in Germany and Vienna. In 1925 he moved to Palestine and changed his name. In 1942 he joined the British Army and served in Egypt as a Railway Traffic Officer. In 1944 he and Heinrich Margalith founded the trading company Joohanisburg, Süd-Afrika.” He later became the Assistant General Manager of the Anglo-Palestine Bank. With the founding of Israel he worked for the Ministry of Trade and Industry. After he retired he began to study traditional Jewish texts. During all his years in Israel he worked for several newspapers alongside his other occupations. Other: Moshe Liwni is mentioned in: - Menorah: Jüdisches Familienblatt für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Literatur (1923 …” (über Umschau, Palästina, Volkskunde) von Isabella Gartner - Tagebücher 1915 bis 1927 von Moshe Yaacov Ben-Gavriêl (Eugen Höflich) - Fetisch Jugend: Walter Benjamin und Siegfried Bernfeld - Jugendprotest am ... von Peter Dudek.


2 Folders