Georg Gerson Iggers
December 7, 1926 to November 26, 2017
Georg Iggers passed away early this morning. Until the last few days, in spite of increasing physical and mental limitations due to a cerebral hemorrhage that he suffered over a year ago, he sought to live, to communicate with family and colleagues and to remain engaged with the world.
Georg Iggers was a good man. He was a devoted husband. and father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a respected scholar in the field of historiography. He looked after his students and former students, always doing what he could to help them in their work and careers. Having experienced anti-semitism as a child in Nazi Germany, he was engaged in civil rights advocacy from the time he was a teenager to the end of his life. He was the chief behind the scenes driver of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. He was a bridge builder, working to connect scholars on both sides of divided Germany, and around the world.