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MOSESSOHN (MARKEL), MIRIAM (née WIERSBOLOWSKY):

Russian-Hebrew authoress; born at Kovno 1841. At the age of thirteen she removed with her parents to Suwalki, where she continued her Hebrew studies under the Hebraist Paradiesthal, devoting herself at the same time to the German and French languages and literatures. She then translated German novels into Hebrew, her first attempt being a translation of Philippson's "Der Flüchtling aus Jerusalem" (in manuscript). Family troubles, however, prevented her from devoting herself entirely to this class of work, and only one book of hers was published, namely, "Ha-Yehudim be-Angliya," i. (Warsaw, 1869), a translation in pure and elegant Hebrew of Francolm's "Die Juden und die Kreuzfahrer," etc.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Die Jüdischen Frauen, p. 311, Leipsic, 1879;
  • Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels. p. 231.
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