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Chajes, Saul


CHAJES, SAUL (1884–1935), East European bibliographer. Chajes was born in Brody, Galicia, the son of Isaac Chajes, grandson of Ẓevi Hirsch *Chajes, and a cousin of Hirsch Perez *Chajes. He worked at the library and archives of the Vienna Jewish Community. His most important work is Oẓar Beduyeiha-Shem (1933; repr. 1967), the first work to present an exhaustive list of pseudonyms used in Hebrew literature. This book is still a standard reference work. Chajes completed Wachstein's Mafte'aḥ Ha-ẓavva'ot ("Index of Wills," ks 11, 1936), edited his bibliography (1933) and, together with M. Rosenfeld, that of H.P. *Chajes (1932).

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