...Schechter, Solomon Even though the year of his birth is not known, ranging from 1847 to 1850, the date usually given for Solomon Schechter is 7 December 1847. His birthplace was Focsani, Romania, and he was the son of a Hasidic ritual...
...Eliade, Mircea Mircea Eliade was born in Bucharest, Romania, on 13 March 1907. Although Romanian records give his date of birth as 28 February, this is according to the Julian calendar, since the Gregorian calendar was not adopted...
...Wiesel, Eliezer Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Transylvania, Romania, on 30 September 1928. An uneventful early childhood in a Hasidic community was followed by his and his family’s deportation by the Nazis to Auschwitz in 1944, when Elie...
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