Bernheimer, Carlo

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BERNHEIMER, CARLO (1877–?), Italian scholar. Born in Leghorn, Bernheimer taught Sanskrit at the University of Bologna from 1906 to 1938, when he was dismissed under the Fascist racial laws. Bernheimer devoted himself especially to the study of Hebrew paleography, and bibliography. In his Paleografia ebraica (1924) he set himself the task "of illustrating… everything that concerns Hebrew manuscripts." He also published catalogs of the Hebrew and cognate manuscripts in the talmud torah of Leghorn (1915), in French, the Ambrosian Library of Milan (1933), and the Biblioteca Estense of Modena (1960).

[Alfredo Mordechai Rabello]