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    Richard Kandt

    Jew Score:
    11

    I4

    O3

    K4
    (Richard Kantorowicz)
    December 17, 1867 – April 29, 1918

    Today's profile is a challenge to you, dear readers.

    What is the largest city founded by a Jew?

    The number you have to beat is 1.2 million, the population of Kigali.

    That's right, Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It was founded by German-born Jewish psychiatrist Richard Kandt. At the turn of the 20th century, Kandt explored German territories in east Africa, finding one of Nile's sources. He ended up founding Kigali in 1907, spent time as the Resident of Rwanda, then returned to Germany and perished on the eastern front during World War I.

    In his absence, Kigali became capital in 1962 and ballooned to over a million since. Most recently it has been known as the site of the Rwandan genocide.

    So, dear readers, let's see if you can top that one. That being said, even if Kigali is not the largest city founded by a Jew, it's still the most surprising one...

    Verdict: Jew.

    December 14, 2015

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