Studies and Rabbinical Ordination
Zvi Asaria-Hermann Helfgott began his studies at the rabbinical seminary in Sarajevo. Afterwards he studied at the rabbinical seminary in Vienna, while learning Philosophy at the city’s university. In 1938 after the Anschluss (the annexation of Austria by Germany), Helfgott was forced to flee Vienna and complete his studies in Budapest. In 1940, Helfgott was ordained as a rabbi and received his Ph.D. He began to work as a communal rabbi in Yugoslavia.