02.10.2012 16.Tischrei. 5773 Sukkot 2
Revered historian dies after suffering from pneumonia.
Eric Hobsbawm, one of Britain's most eminent historians, has died at the age of 95.
Daughter Julia Hobsbawm said Monday that her father died overnight at a London hospital. He had been suffering from pneumonia.
Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to Jewish parents in 1917. He went to school in Berlin during the Weimar Republic, but left for Britain in 1933, on the rise of Adolf Hitler….