News reaching here today from Poland reports that Professor Ber Mark, noted Jewish historian and director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, died in the Polish capital on Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 58 years old.
Born in Lomzha, Poland, he was working in the pre-war years on the editorial staff of Der Moment, large Jewish daily which appeared in Warsaw. He became known after World War II for his books on the revolt against the German occupation army in the Warsaw Ghetto and other works dealing with life of the Jews under the Nazis in Poland. He is also the author of a two-volume History of the Jews in Poland. He visited Israel where he lectured at the Hebrew University. Some of his works have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
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