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Wed May 1 2002

All: Obituary: Henrik Birnbaum 1925-2002

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  1. Michael S. Flier, Henrik Birnbaum 1925-2002

Message 1: Henrik Birnbaum 1925-2002

Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 09:35:14 -0400
From: Michael S. Flier <>
Subject: Henrik Birnbaum 1925-2002

It is with great sadness that I inform members of LinguistList that Henrik 
Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UCLA, 
passed away April 29 from complications following a protracted illness.

A true Slavist of immense erudition, he will be warmly remembered by 
colleagues, students, and friends around the world for his boundless 
energy, his generous support of Slavic studies in Eastern Europe, and his 
leadership at UCLA in the Slavic Department and the Center for Russian and 
East European Studies.

He is survived by his wife Marianna and two children, Eva and Staffan. The 
funeral will be held at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles on May 5 
(Sunday) at 1:00p.

Michael Flier

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Harvard University
Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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