Trailblazing Holocaust Historian Israel Gutman Dies

Gutman, 90, survived three concentration camps, fought in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust.

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

Israel Gutman, who survived the Nazi atrocities of World War II and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, has died in Jerusalem. He was 90.

Gutman was born in Warsaw in 1923 and fought in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943, where he was wounded.

His parents and siblings died in the Ghetto while Gutman was imprisoned in three concentration camps, including Auschwitz.

After the war, he moved to Israel where he later served as chief historian at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Yad Vashem mourned his passing, describing Gutman on Tuesday as a "trailblazing historian." He died on Monday.

He is survived by two daughters, and three grandchildren.

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Jerusalem.

Israel Gutman, in undated photograph provided by Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.Credit: AP

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN


בן גוריון

'Strangers in My House': Letters Expelled Palestinian Sent Ben-Gurion in 1948, Revealed

The Orion nebula, photographed in 2009 by the Spitzer Telescope.

What if the Big Bang Never Actually Happened?


AIPAC vs. American Jews: The Toxic Victories of the 'pro-Israel' Lobby

Bosnian Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic speaks during a press conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia in May.

‘This Is Crazy’: Israeli Embassy Memo Stirs Political Storm in the Balkans

Hamas militants take part in a military parade in Gaza.

Israel Rewards Hamas for Its Restraint During Gaza Op

Palestinians search through the rubble of a building in which Khaled Mansour, a top Islamic Jihad militant was killed following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza strip, on Sunday.

Gazans Are Tired of Pointless Wars and Destruction, and Hamas Listens to Them