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Shimon Schwarzschild

Shimon “Bert” Schwarzschild (born 1925) is an environmental activist. His work contributed to the establishment of a nature preserve in Assisi , Italy . [1] [2] Schwarzschild founded the Assisi Bird Campaign [2] and helped organize the Assisi Nature Council . [3] He has also been active on many other environmental and neighborhood issues. [4]

Schwarzschild’s activism has received news coverage regionally, [5] nationally, [1] and internationally. [6] He is listed in the World Who’s Who and Does What in Environment & Conservation . [7]

Publications

Schwarzschild’s publications include a 1983 article in Audubon Magazine that first called international attention to the destruction of the Assisi by hunting birds. [8]

Personal life

Schwarzschild was born on December 19, 1925, in Wertheim , Germany. [7]

Schwarzschild obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1950). [7]

In 2004 in New York City, Schwarzschild married Naomi Schechter. [9]

In recent years, Schwarzschild has visited Wertheim , Germany, where he was born in 1925. [7] [10]

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Cynthia Hanson (1986, November 3). “Bringing the Birds Back to Assisi” , Christian Science Monitor , (accessed 17 December 2011).
  2. ^ Jump up to: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 .
  3. Jump up^ Assisi Nature Councile: History(accessed 26 February 2013)
  4. Jump up^ “About Shimon”(Shimon Schwarzschild Biography) (accessed 17 December 2011)
  5. Jump up^ Alan Cline (1983, March 9). “SF man starts to save the birds of Assisi”,San Francisco Examiner, No. 232.
  6. Jump up^ “The Birds of St. Francis”IUCN Bulletin New Series Vol. 14, Nos. 10-12, October / December 1983.
  7. ^ Jump up to:d Polunin, Nicholas; Lynn M. Curme (1997). World Who’s Who and Does What in Environment & Conservation . Earthscan. p. 291. ISBN  9781853833779 . ISBN 1853833770
  8. Jump up^ Bert Schwarzschild (1983). “No birds sing on Saint Francis’ mountain”, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp.
  9. Jump up^ Anonymous (3 October 2004). “Naomi Schechter, B. Shimon Schwarzschild” . New York Times . Retrieved 26 February 2013 .
  10. 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 .

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