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Jacob Nachmias M’52

Jacob, a Penn professor emeritus of psychology with a specialty in visual perception, died March 2, 2019.

Born in Greece, Jack left his home in Bulgaria with his family in 1939 to escape the Nazis; their departure on the last ship to sail from Paris is the subject of family legend, documented online through the Holocaust Museum. Though legally blind his entire life, Jack refused to consider that a disability. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard, followed by studies at Cambridge on a Fulbright scholarship.

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