Lasar Brodskyi

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lasar Brodskyi
Cyrillic ( Ukrainian )
Лазар Ізраїльович Бродський
Transl. : Lazar Izrajil'ovyč Brods'kyj
Transcr. : Lasar Israjilowytsch Brodskyj
Cyrillic ( Russian )
Лазарь Израилевич Бродский
Transl .: Lazar 'Izrailevič Brodskij
Transcr .: Lasar Israilewitsch Brodski

Lasar Israjilowytsch Brodskyj (* August 26 . Jul / 7. September  1848 greg. In Slatopil , Kiev Governorate , Russian Empire ; † 2. October 1904 in Basel , Switzerland ) was a Ukrainian businessman, industrialist, philanthropist and patron of the arts .


Brodskyj was born as the son of the Jew Israel Brodskyj, the founder of a sugar factory, in the Shtetl Slatopil in the governorate of Kiev. Lasar Brodskyj later, along with his father and brother, was very successful in the sugar business and made a huge fortune. In addition, he expanded his entrepreneurial activity to numerous other industries.

Numerous buildings in Kiev owe their existence to his philanthropic activities , including the Bessarabska market hall , the Kiev Polytechnic Institute and the largest of the Kiev synagogues, the Brodsky Synagogue, which was later named after him .

Brodskyj received a number of awards, for example, following the Paris World Exhibition in 1900, he was accepted into the Legion of Honor and was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir .

Brodskyj died of diabetes in 1904 while on vacation in Basel, Switzerland. His body arrived in Kiev by train on September 24, 1904 and was received by thousands of people. The funeral service took place on the same day in the synagogue he had built. After a funeral procession from there to the Jewish part of the Lukjanivska cemetery , he was buried in a marble vault.


Two daughters of Brodskyj married into the Ukrainian entrepreneurial family Günzburg . While Clara Brodskyj (1880–1940) married Vladimir de Gunzburg (1873–1932), Marguerite (Guetia, 1884–1973) married Isaac Demitri (Berza) de Gunzburg (1870–1918, lost in the Russian civil war ). After his death, she married Alfred Edouard Goldschmidt (1871–1954), a member of the Goldschmidt banking family , for the second time . Another daughter of Brodskyj, Marie (? –1945), married Jules Dreyfus (1859–1942), co-owner of the Swiss private bank Dreyfus Söhne & Cie. in Basel. Brodskyj's sister Rebecca (1845–1914) was married to the Austrian ophthalmologist and neuroanatomist Ludwig Mauthner (1840–1894).

Web links

Commons : Lasar Brodskyj  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Patron's appeal to ( Memento of the original from July 3, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed July 2, 2015 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Lazar Brodsky. Charity "Zuckerkönig" on , accessed on July 1, 2015
  3. Lazar Brodsky on , accessed on July 1, 2015
  4. Lorraine de Meaux: "The Gunzbergs - A Family Biography", Halban Publishers Ltd., London 2019, p. 274 u. in the appendix the family trees III and IIIg, ISBN 978-1-905559-99-2
  5. Gaugusch, Georg: “Who once was”, Volume A – K, Amalthea Signum Verlag, Wie 2011, p. 936, ISBN 978-3-85002-750-2
  6. Short biography Jules Dreyfus in the Historical Lexicon of Switzerland ; accessed on December 30, 2019
  7. ^ Roman Sandgruber: "Dream time for millionaires - The 929 richest Viennese in 1910", Styria Publishing Group, Vienna / Graz / Klagenfurt 2013, p. 398, ISBN 978-3-222-13405-0