Passing of Marek Web

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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

Chair, H-Judaic

Categories: Obituary
Keywords: Necrology