Viktor Sonnenfeld

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1902 –

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Who is Viktor Sonnenfeld?

Viktor D. Sonnenfeld was prominent Croatian translator and philosopher.

Sonnenfeld was born to a Jewish family in Petrijevci, near Osijek, on January 21, 1902. In Osijek, Sonnenfeld finished elementary school and gymnasium, and in Zagreb and Marseille, he studied philosophy. All his life Sonnenfeld worked and acted in Osijek. He worked at the Osijek daily "Hrvatski list", and for 20 years at "Glas Slavonije" as the editor of cultural section. Sonnenfeld translated works of German philosophers and writers such as; Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche and others. Overall, from German to Croatian, he translated 940 titles. City and University Library in Osijek has stored Sonnenfeld personal library, a legacy of the 3345 book. Sonnenfeld retired and died in 1969, and was buried at Jewish part of the cemetery Sv. Ana, Osijek.

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Born
Jan 21, 1902
Petrijevci
Died
Dec 31, 1969

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on July 23, 2013

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