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Martin Plessner’s textbook »The Theory of Arabic Grammar. A Guidebook for Hebrew-Language Schools« was published in 1935 by the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa (cutout). © Yonatan Mendel.

In 1933, Dr. Martin Plessner (1900–1973), a promising German-Jewish scholar of Oriental studies, was appointed as teacher of Arabic at the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa. This was shortly after his immigration from Germany in the context of the rise of the Nazi regime. In contrast to Salim Al-Daoudi and Eliyahuo Habouba, the two previous teachers of Arabic at the Reali School, Plessner’s mother tongue was German, not Arabic.

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