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  • The untimely death of Shraga Segal, in his sixty-sev- enth year, was a saddening loss for his family and many friends in Israel and abroad. He died of a heart attack on February 26, 2006. Shraga was the founder of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, in 1975. He was Chair of the Department until his appointment in 1994 as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and in 2002 he was appointed as Deputy Rector of the Ben Gurion University. Born in Przasnysz, Poland, on April 29, 1939, Shraga and his mother were forced to flee Poland during World War II after losing most of his family, including two sis- ters. For several years they lived in Russia as very poor immigrants, and in 1949 they immigrated to Israel. As a child, Shraga spent much time working after school helping his father support the family, and used the night hours to prepare …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006