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Professor Kopansky Passed Away

On July 18, 2006 the Jewish Community of Moldova lost one of its most respected members - Professor Yakov Kopansky.
A famous historian, researcher and scientist, Professor Kopansky was the author of dozens of monographs, articles and books dedicated to the history of Bessarabian Jewry, the Kishinev Pogrom of 1903 and AJJDC activities in the region.
Dr. Kopansky was one of the founders and leaders of the modern Jewish community of Moldova. For many years he was the Chairman of the Kishinev Hesed Board.
We will remember Yakov Kopansky as a warm and kindhearted person, a scholar of authority, and a real model for younger generations.