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Hond, Meijer de


HOND, MEIJER DE (1882–1943), Dutch rabbi and author. After studying in Amsterdam (where he was born) and in Berlin, De Hond returned to his native city, where he was especially active on behalf of workingmen and youth. He founded periodicals and established religious and philanthropic organizations, such as "Betsalel" and "De Joodse Invalide." A splendid speaker and prolific author, he wrote many sketches of ghetto life (Kiekjes, 1926), warm and rather romanticized descriptions of his milieu, and a play, Rabbie Akiba (1934).


H. Nussbaum, in: Elleh Ezkerah, 2 (1957), 22–28.

[Frederik Jacob Hirsch]

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