H-Judaic mourns the passing of Marek Web (1938-2021), longtime research associate at the YIVO Institute in New York. Born in Poland, Web was twice exiled: first as a child, when he and his family escaped the Nazis, and again in 1967 when he was targeted by Poland's Gomulka regime as a Jew and was forced to flee again, this time to the United States. Web participated in several significant publications of YIVO and also was well-known to researchers there. He left behind an oral history, in English, that recounts the highlights of his traumatic early life: https://wearehere68.com/the-journalist-marek-web/
H-Judaic extends deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Jonathan D. Sarna