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Zara Shakow Steiner ’48

A leading scholar of the international relations in Europe between World War I and World War II, Zara died Feb. 13, 2020.

Zara, who had a long academic association with the University of Cambridge, received a master’s from Oxford and a Ph.D. from Harvard, and was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2007. As noted by The Washington Post: “Perhaps her most acclaimed work came late in her career, with two volumes in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series. … Each book was about 1,000 pages long and demonstrated an encyclopedic knowledge of European history, economics and diplomacy.”

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