Halberstamm, Solomon Zalman Hayyim
- (1832-1900)Polish Hebrew scholar and bibliophile. He was born in Krakow and became a successful merchant in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, where he collected rare books and manuscripts. In 1890 he published a catalogue of his manuscripts.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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