Dr. Caesar Farah

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Professor Farah was one of the main reasons I decided to go on to graduate school in the Middle East. We've lost a great intellect, a superior teacher, and a wonderful colleague. May you rest in peace my dear friend.

Professor Caesar Farah was a great friend to the Immigration History Research Center, and he strongly supported Arab American studies at the University of Minnesota. The IHRC's Near Eastern Collection is a credit to his energy, scholarly knowledge, and direction. We are saddened by this great loss but remember him as a champion of immigration history and of preserving Arab American experience in its full and vibrant forms.


Haven Hawley
Program Director

Dear Irmgard and Elisabeth--

We are absolutely shocked and saddened at the death of Caesar. What a devastating loss! We cried when we heard the news. We had no idea he had health problems.

Caesar was a great friend and mentor to me during our days in Minnesota, as well as later on. He made our academic life and our social life comfortable and great fun! His generosity on all levels was remarkable. And his wit! What a mind!

Caesar visited us in Jordan during...

Dear Irmgard, Elizabeth and other family members,

My family and I send you our deepest condolences for the passing of Caesar, your loved one and our dear friend and colleague. We are greatly saddened by the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength to endure this difficult time.

I just saw Caesar at the Middle East Studies Association Conference in Boston after almost ten years, two weeks ago and one week before leaving us.

To the Farah family,
Gary and I send our condolences to you all. We already miss Caesar's unstoppable joie de vivre, his rapier wit, and his generosity in friendship. While we've lost a dear friend of many years, the world of Middle Eastern scholarship has lost a great mind and a prolific author. And you in the Farah clan have lost a loving father, grandfather, husband, brother and uncle. Yours is the greatest loss, and we send our deepest sympathies to you all.

Liebe Irmgard, liebe Elizabeth.

Uns fehlen die Worte.

So viele schoene Erinnerungen......
Die vielen Besuche in Velen, Minneapolis Muenchen,
das Aufwachsen von Elizabeth, Simon und Roman,
Familienfeiern, Roter mit Oma Katharina und Tante Liesbeth,
Sylvester in Muenchen, Weihnachten in Hochmoor


froehliche Gespraeche bei einem Glas Wein, Kartenspielen.
Schuetzenfest, Fahrradfahren, CNN
Beinbruch auf...

Dear Mrs. Farah,
May I send our family's sincere condolences and best wishes at this time. Ceasar was not only my professor in the seventies, but a friend of our family both in Saudi Arabia and in Stillwater. My ex-husband, Sheikh Ahmed Aldainy and Ceasar became friends after I introduced them and spent many interesting times together. Ahmed passed in the summer of 2008. I will remember Ceasar fondly, and I think of him often. Sincerely, Kristen Jensen (AlDainy)

We send our sincerest condolences to the family. It was an honor knowing Dr. Farah. We greatly appreciated his willingness to give of his time freely to meet and share with us his research and experience on various international topics. We also send our thanks to his family for sharing him with us and so many people over the years. His life's work has touched many lives. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. - Bradley W. Newbolt Law Firm and the...

Dear Irmgard, Elizabeth and other family members:

Even though Caesar was not well for quite some time, it was a shock to hear about his passing.

I admired him for his unique knowledge and hospitality, and his struggle to cope with his ill health.

I also admire YOU for taking care of all his needs, as well as your teaching career, including the huge organisation for his memorial services single-handedly.

Take care of yourselves, and know that I am...


Caesar's Obituary

Caesar Farah passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Caesar are being provided by Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on December 1, 2009.