OULIF, CHARLES NARCISSE


OULIF, CHARLES NARCISSE
OULIF, CHARLES NARCISSE (1794–1867), French lawyer and community leader, born in Metz. Oulif supported the revolution of July 1830 and was a tireless promoter of equality for the Jews. He secured the abolition in the court of Metz of the humiliating jewish oath (more Judaico) and of the term "Jew" in documents within its jurisdiction. Also in Metz, Oulif established a school for Jewish youths and was among the founders of a society for the encouragement of technical education for Jews. Both institutions served as models for similar ones in other cities. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: AI, 28 (1867), 265–9.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.


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