Solomon I. "Sol" LITTMAN

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LITTMAN, Solomon I. "Sol" aged 96, after a long, full life of social justice work, journalism, authorship and teaching. Sol died January 2, 2017 at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Mildred, and daughters, Deborah Littman and Nina Littman-Sharp; sons-in-law, Stephen Nathan and Christopher Sharp; and grandchildren, Jenna Paikowsky, Alexander Nathan, Nathaniel, Cameron and Miranda Sharp; great-grandchildren, Sarah and Natasha Pengelly; and sisters, Esther Rubin and Judith Karp. Sol was born in Toronto and educated at University of Toronto, State College of Washington and University of Wisconsin. After 14 years as a director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, he turned to journalism, taking on editorship of the Canadian Jewish News and reporting for the Toronto Star and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sol became the Canadian director of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, an organization that pursued Nazi war criminals and provided the research needed to bring them to justice. He published two books and numerous articles and continued his writing, research and teaching right up to the time of his death. Sol and Milly moved to Tucson in the 1990s, and Sol became Visiting Scholar and Coordinator of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. He taught a wide range of courses, from literature to history and social sciences. He was always curious, always learning, and always connecting to new people. He will be greatly missed. Private service. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.

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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 8, 2017