Eisenstadt

Kleinhöflein im Burgenland at the foot of the Leitha Mountains
Calvary
The Old Town Hall
Paul I in 1655
Joseph Weigl in 1829
Joseph Haydn in 1791
Robert Musil around 1900

City in Austria, the state capital of Burgenland.

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Márkus Horovitz

Hungarian rabbi and historian.

Hungarian rabbi and historian.

The descendant of a family of scholars, he pursued his rabbinical studies at the yeshivot of Ujhely, Verbé, and Eisenstadt (the latter under the direction of Israel Hildesheimer).

Ignace Joseph Pleyel

Ignaz Pleyel

Austrian-born French composer and piano builder of the Classical period.

Austrian-born French composer and piano builder of the Classical period.

Ignace Joseph Pleyel
His birthplace in Ruppersthal, Lower Austria, now the Pleyel Museum
Strasbourg Cathedral

While still young, he probably studied with Johann Baptist Vanhal, and from 1772 he became the pupil of Joseph Haydn in Eisenstadt.

Emanuel Schreiber

American rabbi.

American rabbi.

Schreiber received his education at the Talmudical college of his native town, the rabbinical seminary at Eisenstadt, Hungary, and the Hochschule in Berlin (Ph.D., Heidelberg, 1873).

Leopold Löw

Leopold Löw

Hungarian rabbi, regarded as the most important figure of Neolog Judaism.

Hungarian rabbi, regarded as the most important figure of Neolog Judaism.

Leopold Löw
Portrait of L. Löw

He received his preliminary education at the yeshivot of Třebíč, Kolín, Lipník nad Bečvou and Eisenstadt (1824 – 35), and then studied philology, pedagogics, and Christian theology at the Lyceum of Bratislava and at the universities of Pest and Vienna (1835 – 41).

Rabbi Samson Wertheimer (1658–1724)

Samson Wertheimer

Rabbi Samson Wertheimer (1658–1724)
Tombstone of Samson Wertheimer in Vienna

Samson Wertheimer (17 January 1658 – 6 August 1724) was chief rabbi of Hungary and Moravia, and rabbi of Eisenstadt.

Rabbi instructing children in 2004

Aaron Wise

American rabbi.

American rabbi.

Rabbi instructing children in 2004

Wise was educated in the Talmudic schools of Hungary, including the seminary at Eisenstadt, where he studied under Azriel Hildesheimer.

A collection of nutcrackers

Fritz Spiegl

Austrian-born English musician, journalist, broadcaster, humorist and collector who lived and worked in Britain from 1939.

Austrian-born English musician, journalist, broadcaster, humorist and collector who lived and worked in Britain from 1939.

A collection of nutcrackers

Spiegl attended the Gymnasium in Eisenstadt but, as the family were Jewish, they were persecuted by the Nazis in the wake of the Anschluss of 1938.

Robert Musil

Austrian philosophical writer.

Austrian philosophical writer.

Musil in 1900
Commemorative plaque in Brno
Depiction of Musil at the Musilhaus in Klagenfurt
Grigia (1923)

They sent him to a military boarding school at Eisenstadt (1892–1894) and then Hranice (1894–1897).

Portrait of Isaac Hirsch Weiss, from 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.

Isaac Hirsch Weiss

Austrian Talmudist and historian of literature born at Groß Meseritsch, Habsburg Moravia.

Austrian Talmudist and historian of literature born at Groß Meseritsch, Habsburg Moravia.

Portrait of Isaac Hirsch Weiss, from 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.

He then studied at home under a tutor, and later in the yeshiva of Trebitsch, Moravia, under Ḥayyim Joseph Pollak, and in that of Eisenstadt, Hungary under Isaac Moses Perles, returning to his home town in 1837.

Photograph of Asriel Hildesheimer.

Azriel Hildesheimer

German rabbi and leader of Orthodox Judaism.

German rabbi and leader of Orthodox Judaism.

Photograph of Asriel Hildesheimer.
A street in Jerusalem named after Hildesheimer.

In 1851 he became Rabbi of Eisenstadt (Kis Marton), Hungary (now located in Austria); the principal city of the Siebengemeinden or Sheva kehillot.