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Edgar Shlomo Efrat ’53

Edgar Efrat ’53, November 16, 1996, in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Born in Germany and raised in Palestine, he entered Reed after having served with the British Army during World War II and with the Israeli Army following the war. After graduation, he earned a master’s in government from the University of Texas, Austin in 1955 and a PhD in government in 1962. He joined the political science department at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., in 1962, where he taught until his retirement in 1989. In 1987, he married Batya Piness. He was the editor of Introduction to Sub-Saharan Africa (Xerox College Publications, 1973). His book of memoirs, The Black Shofar and Other Vignettes, was published in 1996 by Carmel Publishing Company. He is survived by his wife.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1998

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