Another Death in the Family
by: Schvach Yid
Thanks to the New York Jewish Week, to which I have a print subscription (rather than an on-line subscription, and I hate newspapers – go figa), I’ve just learned (yesterday) of the death of Raul Hilberg on
Dr. Hilberg was renowned for his study and analysis of the Holocaust in his famous 2 volume work The Destruction of the European Jews (1961), which was followed by a 1 volume student
paperback edition. He appeared as an analyst and commentator in Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, which aired in the
Viewing his interviews on that TV series (actually a film divided into segments for TV broadcast) I took an instant liking to Prof. Hilberg’s style. It wasn’t until a later date that I learned he was a native of
Prof. Hilberg was a graduate of
May his memory be for a blessing.