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The archive contains personal and family material, material on Haffkine as a Jewish activist, Haffkine in a medical context and other general material.

Title Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine archive.
Additional Titles כותר בעברית: ארכיון ולדימיר מרדכי וולף חבקין.
Co-Author Edythe, EdytheLutzker -(Creator of the archive)
Creation Date 1865-1931
Citation Note ARC. Ms. Var. 325, Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine archive, Archives Department, the National Library of Israel, Jerusalem
Notes Fonds Record
Format 11.85 m..
Host Item Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine archive.
Language English
Russian
French
Call Number ARC. Ms. Var. 325
Former Call Number Ms. Var. 325
Level of Description Fonds Record
Biographical summary Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine was born and educated in Odessa. He studied under the Nobel prize winner Elie Mechnikoff and received a doctorate in natural sciences in 1884. In 1890 he became assistant to the director of the Pasteur Institute in Paris and began working on his cholera vaccine. He discovered the cholera vaccine in 1892 and the bubonic plague vaccine in 1896. From 1893 onwards he spent most of his time in India establishing laboratories and leading mass vaccinaton campaigns. In 1915 he moved to Paris and became active in Jewish affairs, including rights of Jews in Eastern Europe. A foundation to aid yeshivot was established in Lausanne in 1930 with money he had bequeathed. He died in October 1930, unmarried and without children. In 1925 the Plague Research Institute of Bombay was renamed the Haffkine Institute after its founder.
Language Note The archive contains documents in English, Russian and French.
System Number 990026513520205171
Ownership history The archive was bequeathed by Haffkine before his death and arrived on Mount Scopus in 1933. It was brought to Givat Ram in 1964/5.

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