Hirschler, Pál

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HIRSCHLER, PÁL (1907–1944), Hungarian rabbi and biblical scholar. Hirschler was born in Nagykanizsa and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Budapest, in 1931. That same year he was appointed rabbi of Szekesfehervar, Hungary. Hirschler's major work is his commentary to the books of Esther and Nahum, published as part of the Bible commentary edited by A. Kahana, Perush Madda i (1930). His critical study of the Septuagint translation of the Book of Ezekiel was published in A. Scheiber (ed.), Jubilee Volume in Honour of Professor Bernhard Heller on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday (1941), 18–31 (Heb. sect.). While in the ghetto in 1944 he completed a Hungarian translation of the Book of Ezekiel: however, this work was never published. Hirschler was deported to Auschwitz, where he died.


O. Komlos (ed.), Études orientales à la mémoire de Paul Hirschler (1950), incl. bibl. of his writings.

[Alexander Scheiber]