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SÜSSKIND, ALEXANDER B. SOLOMON WIMPFEN:

Wealthy citizen of Frankfort-on-the-Main, and a resident of Worms in the second half of the thirteenth century; died on the Day of Atonement, 1307. He spent almost his entire fortune in ransoming the body of Meïr of Rothenburg, which had been denied burial for nearly fourteen years; he asked as his sole reward that he might be interred beside it. His tombstone has been preserved almost intact.

Bibliography:
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, p. 58;
  • Cassel, Lehrbuch der Jüdischen Gesch. und Literatur, p. 378, Leipsic, 1879;
  • Grätz, Gesch. vii. 175;
  • Lewysohn, Nafshot Ẓaddiḳim, pp. 39-41, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1855.
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