Gabriel Baer, 1919-1982

Baer, who escaped Germany in 1933, was a scholar of the social history of the modern Middle East, particularly Egypt, as well as the late Ottoman Empire. As a Hebrew University professor in African and Asian studies starting in 1954, he trained a generation of Israeli scholars. He founded and edited the Journal of Asian and African Studies and edited an Israel Oriental Society journal, The New East.

Photo: Moshe Milner, Israeli Government Press Office