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Nahum Norbert Glatzer

Born: Mar 25, 1903

Death: Feb 27, 1990

Birthplace: Lviv

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Nahum Norbert Glatzer

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1903
Date of Death : Feb 27, 1990
Birth Place : Lviv

Nahum Norbert Glatzer was a noted Jewish literary scholar, theologian, and editor. Glatzer was born in Lemberg, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 1914 his family abandoned Lemberg in the face of the advancing Russian army and arrived in Bodenbach, Bohemia, in 1915. In 1920 he settled in Frankfurt, Germany where he married Anne Stiebel, the daughter of the owners of Butonia, in 1932. He received his Ph.D. in 1931 from the University of Frankfurt, where he was eventually nominated to succeed Martin Buber. Shortly after the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany, he emigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine and settled in Haifa where he obtained an academic position. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States and received US citizenship in 1942. He taught at Chicago and New York before finally settling at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he served for many years as chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Towards the end of his professional career he transferred to Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Philosopher

Also known as

  • Nahum N. Glatzer
  • Nahum Glatzer

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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