MARVIN E. GETTLEMAN

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  • "Great work on Vietnam. Thank you."
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Obituary

GETTLEMAN--Marvin E.,

83, died peacefully at home January 7, 2017 after a long struggle with dementia. Husband of Ellen Schrecker, father of Daniel, Todd, Eva Braiman, and Rebecca, stepfather of Michael and Daniel Schrecker, beloved Gramps to Sha'an, Mariska Braiman, Pazit and Ila Schrecker, April Goldrajch-Schrecker. A native New Yorker, Marv graduated from CCNY in 1957, received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins, and taught history for over 30 years at Polytechnic University. A political activist and author, Marv's bestselling 1965 anthology, 'Vietnam: History, Documents, and Opinions,' became the bible of the anti-war movement. He produced similar works on later struggles in Indochina, Central America, and the Middle East. Besides his political and intellectual work, Marv was a gifted amateur artist and serious athlete. A memorial service will be held Thursday, 4pm, at 'The Riverside,' 76th St. and Amsterdam Ave., New York.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 10, 2017
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