Izaak Wirszup, 1915-2008 | Bleader

Monday, February 4, 2008

Izaak Wirszup, 1915-2008

Posted By on 02.04.08 at 04:44 PM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

Izaak had been in some five concentration and work camps over two years during the War and had lost much of his will to live or communicate until, while in a work camp with a number of captured French resistance fighters, "I learned again something of the meaning and exercise of human kindness. Something that I knew from my childhood but that had left me during these times," he told me.

Andrew Patner has a inspiring, fascinating obit for Izaak Wirsup, a University of Chicago mathematician who passed away Friday at the age of 93. 


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
February 22
Performing Arts
February 08

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories