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Lazar (Moshe) papers
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Description
Moshe Lazar (1928-2012) was a professor in many subjects at the University of Southern California from the late 1970s until a year before his death. In addition to the many topics he taught at the University, he actively and avidly researched a variety of topics related to medieval literature, antisemitism, and Sephardic studies. The materials in this collection span the breadth of his scholarly interests and activities.
Background
One of the world’s most eminent authorities on Sephardic studies, Moshe Lazar began his life in Rumania in 1928, though his family moved to Antwerp, Belgium when he was still an infant. In 1940, the Lazar family was forced to flee to France when Nazi planes bombed Antwerp. The family was placed in a transit camp for three years as they awaited deportation to Auschwitz, but was finally able to escape with the help of the French Underground. Young Lazar was placed in a Catholic school where he memorized English and mathematics textbooks.
Extent
21.68 Linear Feet 52 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection stored off-site. Advance notice required for access.