ABREST, PAUL D' (pen-name of FRIEDRICH KOHNABREST):
Journalist; born at Prague, 1850; died at Vöslau, near Vienna, in July, 1893. He received his education at the Lycée Bonaparte in Paris, and on its completion he devoted himself to journalism. He was a frequent contributor to "Le Petit Journal," "La Vérité," "Le Rappel," "Le Siècle," and "L'Indépendance Belge." Later he became correspondent of the "Temps" at Vienna, at the same time contributing to Austrian and Hungarian journals. During the Russo-Turkish war he represented the "Siècle"; and afterward, at the instance of the French government, he went to Bosnia to investigate the economic condition of that country. Besides his articles, several collections of which have appeared in book form, Abrest wrote: "Vienne sous François Joseph," a "Life of General Hoche," and a history of the opera.
- Jewish Chronicle, August 4, 1893, p. 6.