Rabbi Baruch Placzek

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Baruch Jakob Placzek

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Hranice, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Death: September 17, 1922 (87)
Jihomoravský, Česká republika
Place of Burial: Brno, Brno-City District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Son of Landesrabbiner Abraham Placzek and Anna Placzek
Husband of Caroline Placzek
Father of Oswald David Placzek; Sarah Türkl; Linda Placzek; Ida Placzek; Alfred Placzek and 1 other
Brother of Joachim Placzek; Philipp Placzek and Eva Baeck
Half brother of Johanna Beer; Anna Placzek; Charlotte Basch; Fanny Kulka; Gella Placzek and 2 others

Occupation: Dr.
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Rabbi Baruch Placzek

Served as rabbi of the synagogue in Brno from 1860-1922. Birth certificate at fond 1073, vol 526 image 32. Shows name of mother, but difficult to read.

Biographical sketches at: Rationalist Judaism blog, Wikipedia (CZ), Jewish Encyclopedia.

https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baruch_Placzek in Czech language



By: Isidore Singer, S. Funk Austrian rabbi; born at Weisskirchen, Moravia, Oct. 1, 1835; son and successor of Abraham Placzek. In 1858 he founded a high school at Hamburg, and two years later was called to Brünn. Since 1884 he has been styled "Landesrabbiner" of Moravia, after having had charge of that rabbinate as assistant to his father from 1861. It is mainly due to him that only men with an academic and theological training are appointed as rabbis in Moravia. Placzek is now (1905) chief rabbi of Brünn, a knight of the Order of Francis Joseph, and curator of the Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt at Vienna; he was likewise founder of the Proseminar, with which a cantors' school is connected, as well as of a number of philanthropic societies. He is an honorary member also of several political societies.

Placzek has published, in part under the pseudonym Benno Planek: "Gedichte" ("Im Eruw, Stimmungsbilder," 1867), the novel "Der Takif," and other works, several of which have been translated into English, French, and Hebrew. He is known also as a naturalist (comp. "Kosmos," ii. 2, vii., xiii. 2). his scientific works including: "Die Affen," "Wiesel und Katze," "Der Vogelgesang nach Seiner Tendenz und Entwicklung," "Vogelschutz oder Insektensehutz," "Zur Klärung in der Vogelschtzfrage," "Atavismus," and "Kopf und Herz" (an introduction to the study of animal logic).

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Rabbi Baruch Placzek's Timeline

October 1, 1834
Hranice, Přerov District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Age 19
Age 31
Age 34
September 11, 1870
Age 35
Brno, Brno-City District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
February 18, 1872
Age 37
December 21, 1873
Age 39
September 17, 1922
Age 87
Jihomoravský, Česká republika
Brno, Brno-City District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic