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
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Much of Marx's research in early Jewish printing remained unpublished.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
Prof. Alexander Marx's Timeline
Marx Family Children 1892 before Ketty's Death,Hannah's birth
Jewish Thealogical Seminary
New York, NY, USA