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Sent: Wed 3/2/2011 10:59 AM Subject: Death of Prof. Lloyd P. Gartner H-Judaic mourns the passing of Prof. Lloyd P. Gartner (1927-2011), Spiegel Family Foundation Professor of European Jewish History emeritus at Tel Aviv University, and a leading scholar of American and British Jewish history. Prof. Gartner received his doctorate from Salo Baron at Columbia and remained one of Baron's most devoted disciples. His thesis, published as *The Jewish Immigrant in England, *won wide acclaim and has been reprinted multiple times. Subsequently, Gartner was involved in the writing of three well-regarded American Jewish community histories (Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Cleveland). He made aliyah in 1973 and spent many years working on a synthesis of Modern Jewish history, published as *History of Jews in Modern Times. *Some of Prof. Gartner's most important work dealt with the history of Jewish immigration and the history of Jewish education in the United States, two subjects which he helped to pioneer. He also wrote transnational history even before that term was invented. Recently, his articles on immigration have appeared together in AMERICAN AND BRITISH JEWS IN THE AGE OF THE GREAT MIGRATION (Vallentine Mitchell, 2009). Almost to the end of his life, Gartner also published book reviews, including an important one in the latest STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY JEWRY. For many years, Prof. Gartner headed the Israel branch of the Jewish Historical Society of England. He was also active in other Jewish historical societies. He will be deeply missed. Below, we reprint the entry of Lloyd Gartner from CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS. We extend deepest condolences to his children and grandchildren. Jonathan D. Sarna Chair, H-Judaic Lloyd Philip Gartner American June 3, 1927 New York, New York Born June 3, 1927, in New York, NY; son of Hyman and Betty P. Miller) Gartner; married Ruth Hagler, October 8, 1961; children: Michael Reuben, Eva Miriam. Education: Brooklyn College (now Brooklyn College of the City University of New York), B.A., 1948; University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1949; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1957. Religion: Jewish. Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Army, 1946-47. Memberships: American Jewish Historical Society, Association for Jewish Studies, American Academy for Jewish Research (fellow), Jewish Historical Society of England (president, Israeli branch), Israel Association of American Studies (president, 1977-80), Historical Society of Israel. Addresses: Home: 40 Shimoni St., Jerusalem, Israel. Office: Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel. Queens College (now Queens College of the City University of New York), Flushing, NY, lecturer, 1953-57; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, assistant professor of Hebrew and history, 1957-58; Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY, research associate and instructor, 1958-63, assistant professor, 1963-67; City College of the City University of New York, New York City, associate professor of history, 1967-73; Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel, professor of modern Jewish history, 1973--, Spiegel Family Foundation Professor of European Jewish History, 1978--. Visiting professor at Jewish Theological Seminary, 1967-70, 1976, Hebrew University, 1970-72, and Yale University, 1976. Delegate, World Congress of Jewish Studies, 1961, 1969, 1973, 1977. Entry updated: 10/17/2001 Text: WRITINGS: The Jewish Immigrant in England , Wayne State University Press, 1960. (With L. J. Swichkow) The History of the Jews of Milwaukee , Jewish Publication Society, 1963. (Editor) Jewish Education in the United States: A Documentary History , Teachers College Press, 1969. (With M. Vorspan) History of the Jews of Los Angeles , Huntington Library and Jewish Publication Society, 1970. (Editor) Michael: On the History of the Jews in the Diaspora , Volume III, Tel-Aviv University Diaspora Research Institute, 1975. (Contributor) B. W. Korn, editor, Bicentennial Studies in Honor of Jacob Rader Marcus , Ktav, 1976. History of the Jews of Cleveland , Western Reserve Historical Society and Jewish Theological Seminary, 1978. The Jews of the United States: From Earliest Days to the Present , Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1980. The Great Jewish Migration 1881-1914: Myths and Realities, University of Cape Town, 1984. History of Jews in Modern Times, Oxford University Press, 2000. Contributor to scholarly journals. Editor, Division of Americana, Encyclopedia Judaica , 1971; American Jewish Historical Quarterly , book review editor, 1962-70, member of editorial board, 1976--; member of editorial board, Societas: A Review of Social History , 1970--.