This Day in Jewish History 1896: A Great Jewish Philanthropist Dies

Baron Maurice de Hirsch was one of the wealthiest men of the 19th century, and also one of the most generous.

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On April 21, 1896, Baron Maurice de Hirsch, one of the 19th century’s wealthiest men and one of the great Jewish philanthropists of all time, died at the age of 64. During his lifetime and that of his widow,...