Shimon “Bert” Schwarzschild (born 1925) is an environmental activist. His work contributed to the establishment of a nature preserve in Assisi , Italy .   Schwarzschild founded the Assisi Bird Campaign  and helped organize the Assisi Nature Council .  He has also been active on many other environmental and neighborhood issues. 
Schwarzschild’s activism has received news coverage regionally,  nationally,  and internationally.  He is listed in the World Who’s Who and Does What in Environment & Conservation . 
Schwarzschild’s publications include a 1983 article in Audubon Magazine that first called international attention to the destruction of the Assisi by hunting birds. 
Schwarzschild was born on December 19, 1925, in Wertheim , Germany. 
Schwarzschild obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1950). 
In 2004 in New York City, Schwarzschild married Naomi Schechter. 
In recent years, Schwarzschild has visited Wertheim , Germany, where he was born in 1925.  
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- ^ Jump up to:a b Maria Luisa Cohen (1985). “Assisi: Birthplace of St. Francis: A New Conservation Park”. Environmentalist . Kluwer. 5 (3): 227-229. doi : 10.1007 / BF02237618 . ISSN 0251-1088 .
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- Jump up^ Alan Cline (1983, March 9). “SF man starts to save the birds of Assisi”,San Francisco Examiner, No. 232.
- Jump up^ “The Birds of St. Francis”IUCN Bulletin New Series Vol. 14, Nos. 10-12, October / December 1983.
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- Jump up^ Bert Schwarzschild (1983). “No birds sing on Saint Francis’ mountain”, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp.
- Jump up^ Anonymous (3 October 2004). “Naomi Schechter, B. Shimon Schwarzschild” . New York Times . Retrieved 26 February 2013 .
- Jump up^ Jankowski, Wilfried (31 July 2010). ” ” Längst ein halber Wertheimer “Besuch aus Kalifornien: Jüdischer Emigrant Bert Schwarzschild zeigt seiner Frau Naomi seine Vaterstadt [Long ago Wertheimer: Visiting from California: Jewish emigrant Bert Schwarzschild shows his wife, Naomi, his hometown]” . from: Main-Echo . Retrieved 26 February 2013 .