Salo W. Baron
Salo W. Baron, who was a rabbi, educator, and editor, was esteemed as a Jewish historian. A prolific writer, Baron was best known for his eighteen-volume work A Social and Religious History of the Jews. He was ordained a rabbi in 1920 and received doctoral degrees in philosophy, political science, and law from the University of Vienna. He later served as a professor of Jewish history and literature at Columbia University for thirty-three years. As a scholar, Baron is credited with broadening and modernizing the historic view of the Jewish experience. In addition, he provided testimony for the prosecution at the trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann. Baron also edited Jewish Social Studies and the series "A Documentary History of American Jews."