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Vilna Gaon’s Grandchild Wills Language Foundation

July 24, 1929
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A foundation in memory of the Vilna Gaon will be established at the University of Vilna with a fund of 10,000 zlotys, bequeathed in the will of Madame Efron-Rosenthal, a great-granddaughter of Rabbi Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna. Madame Efron-Rosenthal, who died recently in Belgium was the sister of the co-partner in the Leipsig publishing house, Brokhus.

Vilna Jews were somewhat surprised to read that under the terms of the will the foundation was established to further studies in Germanic and Romance languages.

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