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Yitzhak Fritz Baer

Hebrew: יצחק בער
Birthdate: (91)
Birthplace: Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death: January 22, 1980 (91)
Jerusalem, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Yossef Baer and Rosalie Bär
Husband of Roza Baer
Father of Hadasa Goren(Gruental)
Brother of Klara Dinner; Julie Schlessinger; Hilany Bart; Fanny Olendorf and Hanni Baer

Occupation: German-Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history.
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About Yitzhak Fritz Baer

יצחק בער


Yitzhak Baer (יצחק בער) (born 20 December 1888; died 22 January 1980) was German-Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history.

Early life

Baer was born in Halberstadt, Germany, in 1888. He studied philosophy, history and classical philology at Berlin University, University of Strasbourg and University of Freiburg.

He emigrated to Mandate Palestine, now Israel, in 1930, and began lecturing in medieval Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was professor of medieval history at the University from 1932 to 1945.


  • In 1945, Baer was awarded the Bialik Prize for Jewish thought.
  • In 1958, he was awarded the Israel Prize, in Jewish studies.[2]
  • In 1968, he received the Yakir Yerushalayim (Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem) award.[3]

About יצחק בער (עברית)

יצחק פְריץ בער (קרי: "בֶּר"; בגרמנית: Baer) (ט"ז בטבת ה'תרמ"ט, 20 בדצמבר 1888‏‏ – ד' בשבט תש"ם, 22 בינואר 1980) היה היסטוריון יהודי גרמני וישראלי, מגדולי החוקרים של היהודים בספרד הנוצרית בימי הביניים, פרופסור באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, חבר האקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים וחתן פרס ישראל לשנת תשי"ח.

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Yitzhak Fritz Baer's Timeline

December 20, 1888
Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
August 17, 1923
Age 34
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
January 22, 1980
Age 91
Jerusalem, Israel