SCHUBERT, KURT ° (1923– ), Austrian scholar. Schubert, a Catholic, was born in Vienna. He was the founder and head of the Institute for Judaic Studies (Judasitik) at Vienna University and chairman of the Austrian Christian-Jewish Friendship League. Schubert initiated the establishment of the Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt and was appointed to eliminate antisemitic references in Catholic textbooks and passion plays. He edited the periodicals Kairos (1959–94/5) and Studia Judaica Austriaca (1974–92). Among Schubert's published works are Die Religion des nachbiblischen Judentums (1955); Israel – Staat der Hoffnung (1957); Die Gemeinde vom Toten Meer (1958; Eng. transl. Dead Sea Community, 1959); Die Kultur der Juden (2 vol., 1970, 1979); Juedische Geschichte (1995); and, together with his wife, Ursula, Juedische Buchkunst (2 vol., 1983, 1992).
C. Thoma, in: C. Thoma, G. Stemberger, J. Maier (eds.): Judentum (1993) 9–21; [no author], in: David, 11 (1999), 25–29, 42.
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