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Dr. Jacob Shatzky, Noted Jewish Historian, Dies in New York; Was 62

Dr. Jacob Shatzky, noted Jewish historian, author of many books and librarian of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, died here today. He was 62.

Born in Warsaw, Dr. Shatzky came to the United States in 1927. He was president of the Yiddish PEN Club and was active in many organizations including YIVO, Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Book Council and the Tercentenary Committee. He bequeathed part of his huge library to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Jewish Historical Society in Jerusalem.