Jacques Faitlovitch

Jacques Faitlovitch (1881-1955), an Ashkenazi Jew born in Łódź, Congress Poland, studied Ethiopian languages at the Sorbonne under Joseph Halévy. He traveled to Ethiopia for the first time in 1904, with support from the French banker Baron Edmond de Rothschild. He traveled and lived among the Ethiopian Jews, and became a champion of their cause.

A film about Faitlovitch's life is currently being produced by Six point films.

Sources

* [http://www.worldandi.com/public/1988/april/cl2.cfm Return of a Lost Tribe]


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