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Dr. Alexander Marx

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Elberfeld, Germany
Death: December 26, 1953 (75)
New York, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Georg Shimshon Marx and Gertrud Marx
Husband of Hannah Marx
Father of Moses Marx; Rosie Sara Marx and Jakob (Jack) Marx
Brother of Ketty Marx; <private> Marx; Helene Felsenstein; Benjamin Marx; Josef Marx and 6 others

Occupation: Librarian @ Jewish Theological Seminary of America, NY, NY
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About Prof. 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Much of Marx's research in early Jewish printing remained unpublished.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

January 10, 1878
Elberfeld, Germany
- 1953
Age 24
Jewish Thealogical Seminary
Age 27
New York, NY, USA
January 25, 1909
Age 31
New York, NY, USA
December 3, 1913
Age 35
New York, NY, USA
December 26, 1953
Age 75
New York, NY, USA