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Dr. Nahum Slouschz, Noted Author and Explorer, Dies in Israel; Was 95

December 23, 1966
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Dr. Nahum Ben-David Slouschz, an author, explorer and archeologist who was known to scholars around the world for his studies relating to "secret" Jews in Portugal and Jews in many remote areas in Africa, died here, at the age of 95.

Born in Odessa, where he graduated from the Rabbinical Seminary, he had lectured on Hebrew literature at Sorbonne University in Paris as well as in the United States. He was an intimate co-worker of Theodor Herzl, and came first to Palestine in 1891, taking up permanent residence in this country in 1920. He had headed archeological explorations in Jerusalem and Tiberias. Among his better known works were books entitled "Across Unknown Jewish Africa," and "The Renaissance of Hebrew Literature."

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