Dr. Shlomo Asher Birnbaum

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Dr. Shlomo Asher Birnbaum

Hebrew: שלמה אשר בירנבוים
Also Known As: "Solomon", "Salomo", "Solomon A", "Solomon Asher"
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: December 28, 1989 (98)
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Nathan Birnbaum and Rosa Birnbaum
Husband of Irene Birnbaum
Father of Jacob Birnbaum; Private; Private User and Private
Brother of Menachem Birnbaum and Uriel Birnbaum

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About Dr. Shlomo Asher Birnbaum

Solomon Birnbaum, also Salomo, Solomon A or Solomon Asher, (December 24, 1891, Vienna – December 28, 1989, Toronto) was a Yiddish linguist and Hebrew paleographer.

Birnbaum was the oldest son of Nathan Birnbaum and Rosa Korngut. He served in World War I in the Austro-Hungarian Army, and then studied and attained a doctorate from the University of Würzburg. From 1922 to 1933, he filled the first worldwide Yiddish Chair at the University of Hamburg. After the rise of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) in Germany, Birnbaum escaped with his wife, Irene Gruenwald and his children to Great Britain.

From 1936 to 1957, Birnbaum was a lecturer on Hebrew paleography and epigraphy at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Starting in 1938, he taught Yiddish at the same time at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London. During World War II, Birmbaum worked in the postal censorship for the British authorities. In 1970, Birnbaum immigrated to Toronto, Canada.



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Dr. Shlomo Asher Birnbaum's Timeline

December 24, 1891
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
December 10, 1926
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
December 28, 1989
Age 98
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada