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Signature of Abraham Langleben

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Title

Signature of Abraham Langleben

Subject

Langleben, Abraham, 1881-1929

Description

This is the signature of Abraham Langleben, a Polish writer and tradesman.

He was born in 1881 in Warsaw, where he studied at Raichman's Beit Midrash. He supplemented his schooling with self-study and learned to speak several European languages.

He began his journalism career at "Hacefira" (Ha-Tsefirah), the first Hebrew daily paper in Poland, and later received permission to publish the newspaper "Homodija." It is believed that Langleben also served as the editor of the Hebrew weekly "Hakol." In 1909 he moved to Łódź and became director of the "Jakub Wojdysławski" joint stock company.

Langleben was also a prominent social activist in Łódź and was a member of the Inspection Commission of the Society for the Assistance of Poor and Sick Jews (Komisja Rewizyjna Towarzystwa Pomocy Ubogim i Chorym Żydom), the Jewish Club board, and the "Mizrachi" Zionist Party.

Aside from serving as a correspondent in the Secretariat of the Jewish Community in Łódź, Langleben disengaged from public life in his final years due to advanced tuberculosis. He died on April 24, 1929 in Otwock.

Langleben's inscription appears in Hebrew and is partially illegible. The first three of four words read: "Avraham Langleben Warsaw."

Creator

Langleben, Abraham, 1881-1929

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Format

Ink

Language

Hebrew

Type

Signature

Identifier

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cat:Brisman-2014-08-27T17_07_21

Citation

Langleben, Abraham, 1881-1929, “Signature of Abraham Langleben,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed May 28, 2024, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/8331.