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George Haas Dead at 76

September 17, 1981
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Prof. George Haas, Hebrew University Professor Emeritus of zoology and one of Israel’s leading scientists and scholars, died here Monday at the age of 76. Born in Vienna where he received his PhD at the age of 23, Haas joined the Hebrew University in 1932. During the next four decades he influenced several generations of young Israeli scientists.

Haas was regarded as the pioneer in zoological research in Israel and one of the country’s leading experts in the fields of biology, cytology, histology, comparative anatomy, zoogeography and the evolution of chordates and other groups of invertebrates. Haas, who had a broad classic education, was also an expert on Greek literature and history and the Roman period.

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