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Historian Shmuel Ettinger Dies

Shmuel Ettinger, one of Israel’s foremost historians, was buried Sunday in Jerusalem.

He died last Thursday at the age of 69, while visiting England. His body was flown to Israel on Sunday.

Ettinger was a professor of Jewish history at the Hebrew University and was president of the Israel Historical Society. He was born in Kiev, Russia, and came to Palestine in the 1930s.

His research into modern Jewish history, particularly the history of Eastern European Jewry, and into the causes of anti-Semitism established him as a major scholar.