Account by Isaac Meir Dick of the martyrdom of Count Valentin Potocki

Title: Account by Isaac Meir Dick of the martyrdom of Count Valentin Potocki
ID: RG 223 / RG
Predominant Dates: s.d
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handwritten, brown ink. ;
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Isaac Meir Dick (1807/14?-1893) was the first professional and best-selling Yiddish author. He was born in Vilna and was strongly opposed to Hasidism. In the 1830s, he and fellow maskilim established a cultural circle and their own synagogue. He also taught for 13 years in Vilna's first Jewish crown school, which opened in 1841. He was the first maskil whose writing was accepted by the Romm Jewish publishing house. His best work appeared between 1860-1875. He died in 1893 and was buried in the new Jewish cemetery in Vilna.
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