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KULKA, ADOLF:

Austrian journalist; born Oct. 5, 1823, in Leipnik, Moravia; died in Vienna Dec. 5, 1898. He studied philosophy and jurisprudence in Prague and Vienna, and began at that time to publish political treatises and small works of fiction in local periodicals. Having taken an active part in the agitation of 1848, Kulka had the distinction of being the first author whose poems were printed without being censored. In 1854 Ignaz Kuranda engaged him for the "Ostdeutsche Post," for which he wrote political editorials till 1857. Later in conjunction with Ignaz Pisko he founded the juridical journal "Gerichtshalle," and conducted it for more than forty years. When the "Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung" was established, Kulka became a member of its editorial staff, in which capacity he acted for ten years. Amid his journalistic work he found leisure to contribute essays, tales, and poems to various periodicals. Conspicuous among these is a collection of poems entitled "Chanuca-Lichter," translated in parts into several languages.

Bibliography:
  • Das Geistige Wien, i.;
  • Jew. Chron. Dec. 16, 1898, p. 19.
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