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Eugene Hevesi Dead at 87

February 18, 1983
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Dr. Eugene Hevesi, who for 20 years was the United Nations representative for six Jewish nongovernmental agencies, including the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and HIAS, died Tuesday of lung cancer- He was 87 years old.

He was born in Budapest, the son of Simon Hevesi, Chief Rabbi of Budapest, and came to the United State in 1937 as an economic attache in the Hungarian Embassy. He resigned in protest over the passage of an anti-Semitic law in Hungary and served with the American Jewish Committee for 23 years.

Hevesi received a Doctor of Laws degree in Hungary and an advanced degree in economics from the Consular Academy of Vienna. In the 1960’s, he served as a liaison official between several American Jewish organizations and the Vatican.

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