FEIST, Samuel Sigmund

FEIST, Samuel Sigmund. Mainz 12.6.1865 — Copenhagen 23.3.1943. German IE Linguist and Pedagogue. Son of David F. and Juliana Marx. Ph.D. Director of the Reichenheim Orphanage in Berlin. In 1939 emigrated as Jew to Denmark and died there, the widow and daughters escaped to the U.S.A. Married Antonie (Toni) Rawicz, two daughters. He was more a Germanist than Indo-Europeanist and created the Germanic substrate theory in 1932.

Publications: Works on Gothic; works on Jewish history and ethnicity.

Europe im Lichte der Vorgeschichte und die Ergebnisse der vergleichenden indogermenaischen Sprachwissenschaft. 70 p. B. 1910; Kultur, Ausbreitung und Herkunft der Indogermanen. 12+573 p. B. 1913; Indogermanen und Germanen, ein Beitrag zur europäischen Urgeschichtsforschung. 8+156 p. Halle 1924; “The Origin of the Germanic Languages and the Indo-Europeanising of North Europe”, Language 8, 1932, 245-254.

Sources: *R. Römer, Muttersprache 91, 1981, 249-308 & 103, 1993, 28-40; Wikipedia; geni.com

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