This Day in Jewish History / Death of Historian Who Compiled Seminal Book on Jews

Heinrich Graetz's book 'History of the Jews from Oldest Times to the Present' was the first of its kind, and continues to be read.

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On September 7, 1891, the man who wrote the first standard history of the Jewish people died. Heinrich Graetz had a vast and comprehensive knowledge of Jewish texts and was a master of narrative prose, so that...