Anthropologist Levi-strauss Celebrated on His 100th
Menu JTA Search

Anthropologist Levi-strauss Celebrated on His 100th

French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss was honored on his 100th birthday.

In a tribute Nov. 28, UNESCO director general Koichiro Matsuura called Levi-Strauss “one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century” whose work “has radically changed our understanding of the world.”

Numerous publications and other events marked the centennial in France.

Levi-Strauss was born into a Jewish family on Nov. 28, 1908. He fled France and spent the World War II years in New York. Much of his work dealt with myth, race and kinship. Among his best-known books are “Structural Anthropology” and “The Savage Mind.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund