REINMANN, SALOMON (c. 1815–c. 1880), traveler. A native of Galicia, he left his home country in the 1840s and traveled to Burma, where he supplied food to the British army. He amassed a great fortune but soon lost it, and was wounded when involved in battle, losing one eye and part of his left hand. Later he wandered around the Orient as a merchant, then settled in Cochin. Finally he returned to Europe, homeless and without hope, and died in Vienna. While in Austria,
S. Reinmann, Masot Shelomo, ed. by W. Schur (1884), 3–4; Sassoon, in: Jewish Tribune (Bombay, Oct. 1933), 10–11.
[Walter Joseph Fischel]
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