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Alexander Marx

Birthplace: Elberfeld, Germany
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Georg Shimshon Marx and Gertrud Marx
Husband of Hannah Marx
Father of <private> Marx; <private> Marx and <private> Marx
Brother of <private> Marx; <private> Marx; Helene Felsenstein; <private> Marx; <private> Lewin (Marx) and 6 others

Occupation: Librarian
Managed by: Mendel Blau
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About Alexander Marx

Alexander Marx (1878-1953), historian, bibliographer and librarian.

He studied at the University of Berlin and at the *Rabbiner-Seminar (Berlin), marrying in 1905 Hannah the daughter of R' David Zvi Hoffmann, rector of the Seminar. In 1903, Marx accepted Solomon Schechter's invitation to teach history at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and be its librarian

As Librarian

The JTS library on his arrival in 1903 contained 5,000 volumes and 3 manuscripts. At his death it possessed 165,000 books and over 9,000 Hebrew, Samaritan, Aramaic, and Yiddish manuscripts, comprising the largest Judaica collection in the world.

Marx mastery of the materials of history and of languages was almost legenadry. He had the

ability to determine a manuscript's age merely by looking at it.

Much of Marx's research in early Jewish printing remained unpublished.

-------------------- 1913--1996- The Eger Family Association- Tree J (2) -pg. 29

1913--1990- The Eger Family Association- אילן י- חלק ב

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Prof. Alexander Marx's Timeline

1878
January 10, 1878
Elberfeld, Germany
1892
1892
Age 13

Marx Family Children 1892 before Ketty's Death,Hannah's birth

1903
1903
- 1953
Age 24
Jewish Thealogical Seminary
1953
December 26, 1953
Age 75
New York, NY, USA
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