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Valuable Collection of Judaica Acquired for Jewish Section of Royal Library in Denmark

December 19, 1949
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Dr. Raphael Edelmann, director of the Jewish and Oriental section of the Royal Library in Copenhagen, has acquired for it the valuable collection of Judaica and Orientalia of Prof. Lazarus Goldschmidt, who was famous for his translation of the Talmud into German. It was the first complete translation of the Talmud into any European language.

The 2,500 volumes and rare manuscripts of the Goldschmidt collection will form a separate section in the Copenhagen institution and will be known as the Goldschmidt Library. The Jewish section is called Biblu Otheca Simonseniana, after the late Danish Chief Rabbi David Simonsen, whose library of 30,000 volumes forms the main part of it. The entire library is maintained by the Danish Government. Dr. Edelmann pointed out that Jewish scholars and institutions abroad may use the Copenhagen library and urged that Jewish institutions support it.

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