Notable people

Galicia and Bukovina were the origin of a Jewish heritage that stands out for several unique features. Located at the intersection of areas of Polish, German, Ukrainian, Romanian and Russian cultural influence, these regions saw the emergence of a particularly creative and dynamic Jewish culture. They provided the backdrop for major advances in rabbinic literature and modern Jewish thought, and were the site of some of the most vibrant and influential Hassidic courts. They were also the site of origin of several notable modern Jewish writers, the most famous of them being Shmuel Yosef Agnon (in Hebrew), Itzik Manger (in Yidish), Joseph Roth and Paul Celan (in German) and Bruno Schulz (in Polish). Additional individuals of note are Jews of Galician and Bukovinian origin who made notable contributions to several of the arts, scholars, statesmen and scientists.

 

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Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann was born in Zolochiv  Poland (now Ukraine). He  is an American theoretical chemist who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in...
Biochemist

Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of...
Psychiatrist

Hermann Menkes

Hermann Menkes was a well-known writer, journalist and literary critic. Born in Brody in 1865, Menkes graduated from the departments of literary...
Journalist Brody

Markus Landau

Markus Landau was a famous writer and literary historian. Born in Brody in 1837, Landau’s first career was in trade. As a merchant, Landau...
Brody

Oser Kokesch

Oser Kokesch was a Zionist activist, born in Brody in 1859. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Vienna, Kokesch –...
Zionist activist Brody

Dov Sadan

Professor Dov Sadan was born in Brody in the Galicia region of Austria-Hungary. Sadan received a traditional Jewish education. He joined...
Scholar Brody

Isaak Robinsohn

Isaak Robinsohn was a well-known radiologist, born in the town of Brody in 1874. His father ran a bookshop and, as a result, Isaak was surrounded by...
Radiologist Brody

Iuliu (Yehuda) Barasch

Born in Brody in 1815, Julius Barasch received a traditional religious education, but after meeting two famous maskillim, Hirsh Mendel and Izkhak...
Scientist Brody