Karpova: Julius Mendheim is one of the founding fathers of German Chess but is largely forgotten now.
An excerpt from Jeremy P. Spinrad's article "Julius Mendheim", October 2008: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/spinr...
<Mendheim wrote several problem books; some of his problems were viewed as particularly brilliant for their time period.>
<An article "Juden in Schachleben Deutschlands 1830-1930" (Jews in
German Chess Life) by Egbert Meissenburg in "Menora: Jahrbuch fur
deutsch-judische Geschichte 1996" fills in some extra details, drawing on a longer article Meissenburg wrote for "Rochade-Europa" in August 1996
article. Mendheim was a member of the Berlin Schachgesellschaft, but while he was a regular guest at the so-called "Grosse Club" of Berlin, he
was never a regular member there, despite having the reputation of being
the best Berlin player.>
<I would certainly like to know more about Mendheim, and how the British writer came to esteem him so highly. According to Meissenburg, Mieses calls Mendheim both the strongest Jewish player in the world of his time, and the strongest player at that time in Germany. What do all these people know about Mendheim that we have forgotten?>