BENDA, Elimar

BENDA, Elimar. Freiburg im Br. 13.8.1890 — 1976. German. Dr.iur. 1913 Jena. Further studies of comparative linguistics, Germanistics and Sanskrit at Marburg. From c. 1921 Library Assistant Berlin, in 1922 moved to Marburg, in 1926/30 Librarian in Freiburg im Br., in 1940 Bibliotheksrat in Heidelberg. In Preface of his 1940 book he referred to his former teachers of Indo­logy without names (though not critically, perhaps they were Jews).

Publications: Diss. Das moralische Recht Schopenhauers als Grundlage und Quelle für induktive Rechtsfindung: eine rechtsphilosophische Abhandlung. 53 p. 1913.

Der Vedische Ursprung des symbolischen Buddhabildes. 67 p. Sammlung orientalistischer Arbeiten 1. Lp. 1940.

Sources: Birth and studies in Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen 1921, 98; member lists of D.M.G. 1926, 1930, years in www.archivportal-d.de/person/gnd/1045717053; further information from stray notes in Internet. A letter by him in F. Weller Archives in Leipzig, others can be traced e.g. in Kalliope.

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