There are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deed of the wicked, and there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the deed of the righteous

Kohelet 8:14

Aaron Tänzer - Biography

Aaron Tänzer ((also) , ; also ; January 30, 1871 – February 26, 1937, Göppingen) was an Austrian rabbi. He was born in Pressburg, Hungary.

He studied at the Pressburg Rabbinerschule, and Oriental philology and history at the University of Berlin (PhD 1895). In 1896 he was called to Hohenems as chief rabbi of Tyrol and Vorarlberg; and since 1904 he was rabbi of Meran (Tyrol).

Works

He wrote:

  • Die Religionsphilosophie Josef Albo's, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1896
  • Der Israelitische Friedhof in Hohenems, Vienna, 1901
  • Judenthum und Entwickelungslehre, Berlin, 1903
  • Geschichte der Juden in Tirol und Vorarlberg, vol. i, ib. 1903-4.

Later life and death

In World War I, he looked after German and Austrian Jewish soldiers and took care of Jewish prisoners of war in POW camps (like Doeberitz and Sedan).

He died in 1937.







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