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Prof. Zvi Yavetz (Tzuker)

Hebrew: צבי יעבץ
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Chernivets'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: January 7, 2013 (86)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Place of Burial: Tel Yitzhak, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Arieh Tzuker and Amalya Tzuker
Husband of <private> Yavetz (Markus)
Father of <private> Yavetz and <private> Yavetz

Occupation: Israeli historion
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About Prof. Zvi Yavetz

מהגטו לאוניברסיטה

Zvi Yavetz (1925 – 7 January 2013) was a leading Israeli historian, emeritus professor of ancient history at Tel Aviv University and a Holocaust survivor.

Zvi Yavetz was born in Chernovitz, Ukraine, in 1925. At age five, he experienced a serious health-problem, polio, and also, his father committed suicide. After the German invasion in 1941, he was detained in camps with his family. His relatives, including his mother, were killed in the Holocaust, but he could escape the country in 1944. He went to Turkey and then was transferred to Cyprus. Eventually, he could come to the British Mandate of Palestine, now known as Israel. Initially, he lived in the Jordan valley as part of a kibbutz. Then he left for Jerusalem to study modern history.

During his university education, Yavetz worked as a teacher for deaf and dumb children. He received his master's degree and PhD in history, classics and sociology from Hebrew University, in 1950 and 1956, respectively. He carried out post-doctoral studies at the University of London and Lund University in 1960.

Yavetz died on 7 January 2013. His body was buried at Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak on 10 January 2013.

After completing his PhD., Yavets was asked to help in establishing Tel Aviv University, and is one of the founders of the university. In 1956, he was named the department chair of general history and later, dean of humanities faculty at the university.

In 2008, Yavetz published his autobiography, My Czernowitz. He adopted his mother's family name, Yavetz, when he learned that all members of her family had been killed in the Holocaust.[

In 1990, Yavetz was awarded the Israel prize for humanities. In 1997, he was given doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Beer Sheba University and Munich University.

About צבי יעבץ (עברית)

ויקיפדיה: צבי יעבץ ( ‏26 באפריל 1925 – 8 בינואר 2013) היה היסטוריון ישראלי שהתמחה בהיסטוריה של רומא העתיקה, ממייסדי הפקולטה למדעי הרוח באוניברסיטת תל אביב, חתן פרס ישראל במדעי הרוח לשנת 1990

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Prof. Zvi Yavetz's Timeline

April 26, 1926
Chernivtsi, Chernivets'ka oblast, Ukraine
January 7, 2013
Age 86
Tel Aviv, Israel
January 10, 2013
Age 86
Tel Yitzhak, Israel