Thursday 6 August 2015


            He was born in Lemberg, Galicia, a brother of the Zionist leader and writer, Dr. M. Geyer.  He was the founder of the Polish Hebrew-language newspaper Hamazkir (The scribe) in Lemberg, in which he published articles about Yiddish.  He later moved to Budapest and published Yidishes folksblat (Jewish people’s newspaper), in which he published a work entitled “Humanitet nokh talmud un medresh” (Humanity after the Talmud and the Midrash) and translations of stories from Hebrew into Yiddish.  He also translated Mesilat yesharim (The pathway of the upright) into German (1906), which he signed with the pseudonym Oskar Sachariasohn.

Sources: Tsvi Shpirn, in Tsukunft (New York) (May 1923); Gershom Bader, Medina veḥakhameha (The state and its sages) (New York, 1934), pp. 145-46; Y. Grinvald, Toyzent yor yidish lebn in ungarn (One thousand years of Jewish life in Hungary) (New York, 1945), p. 279.

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