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GÜNSBURG, KARL SIEGFRIED:

German author and preacher; born Dec. 9, 1784, at Lissa; died at Breslau Jan. 23, 1860. He studied philology and philosophy at Berlin, and for a time he published with Ed. Kley "Erbauungen, oder Gottes Werk und Wort" (1813-14). For a few years he also preached in the Jacobson Temple at Berlin, and in 1819 settled at Breslau. He took an active interest in the Jewish community, and presented his library (Aug. 19, 1859) to the Lehr-und Leseverein, which Abraham Geiger founded in 1842. He is the author of "Parabeln," 2 vols., Berlin, 1820 (3 vols., Breslau, 1826); "Der Geist des Orients," Breslau, 1830. In conjunction with Kley he published a prayer-book, "Die Deutsche Synagoge," etc., in 2 parts, Berlin, 1817-18.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Bibliothek Jüdischer Kanzelredner, i. 15 et seq.;
  • Nowag, Schlesisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon, s.v.;
  • Winter and Wünsche, Die Jüdische Litteratur seit Abschluss des Kanons, iii. 773.
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