Bergman, Samuel Hugo, 1883-1975

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Bergman was a philosopher from Prague; he had been a member of the Prague Zionist student group Bar Kochba and was a friend of Martin Buber. From 1907 to 1919 he was a librarian at the Prague University library, except for the period when he served in the Austrian army during World War I; in 1920 Bergman emigrated to Palestine. (In publications in this period until his emigration, his name is typically given as "Hugo Bergmann"; in general his last name is often spelled "Bergmann.") In 1925, Bergman became the first director of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem, a post he held until 1935. He also taught philosophy at Hebrew University beginning in 1928, becoming a professor there in 1935; he served as the first rector of the university from 1935 to 1938.

From the description of Correspondence from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1926-1930. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155862929

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referencedIn Koller, Carl, 1857-1944. Carl Koller correspondence, 1932. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ofra D. Core Collection, undated, 1909-2010 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Bar Kochba-Theodor Herzl Prague Academic Association Collection, 1931-1977 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Hans Kohn - Robert Weltsch Correspondence, 1920-1962 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
creatorOf Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. 880-99 <>. National Library of Israel, Jewish National Library
referencedIn Paul Amann Collection, 1911-1972 Leo Baeck Institute.
creatorOf Bergman, Samuel Hugo, 1883-1975. Correspondence from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1926-1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Amann, Paul, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Core, Ofra D. person
associatedWith Hans Gebhardt person
associatedWith Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971 person
correspondedWith Koller, Carl, 1857-1944. person
associatedWith Verein jüdischer Hochschüler Bar Kochba in Prag corporateBody
associatedWith Weltsch, Robert person
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Birth 1883-12-25

Death 1975-06-18





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