Oskar Marmorek in Dalmatian costume at the "Venedig in Wien", photo
Marmorek, Oskar, b. Skala (Poland), April 9, 1863, d. Vienna (suicide), April 7, 1909, architect and Zionist. At first designed buildings for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889 and the amusement park "Venice in Vienna" ("Venedig in Wien") in 1900. Drew up the plans for the "Cottage" area in Vienna (18th district) and planned the synagogue in Döbling, Vienna. Together with T. Herzl and M. Nordau he organized the first Zionist congress in Basle in 1897 and continued to be active in advocating the ideas of political Zionism.
Literature: M. Kristan, O. M. Architekt und Zionist, 1996; ÖBL; NDB.