June 6, 1894
New York City
|Died||January 1971 (age 76) |
Forrest Hills, Queens, New York City
Bernard Zufall (1894-1971) was a semi-professional performer and memory expert who billed himself as the "Human Encyclopedia".
Zufall amassed, at the time, the world's largest collection of mnemonic literature, containing more than a thousand different titles (from as early as 1466 AD). The collection was given to Yale University Library, in New Haven, Connecticut. A description of this collection was given by H. Adrian Smith, in The Linking Ring, June, 1939.
He was a member of the Carl Rosini SAM Assembly No. 82 (Clearwater, Florida), in the 1960s.
- Zufall's Memory Trix. Six volumes (1940):
- Magazine Memorizing.
- Mental File Index.
- Memorizing the Calendar.
- Memorizing a Deck of Playing Cards.
- Memorizing Numbers.
- Memorizing Facts and Figures