Historian Professor Michael Harsegor passed away Thursday at the age of 87.

The Romanian-born professor who taught at Tel Aviv University was best known for his talk radio show "History Hour" on Army Radio. The show ran for over two decades.

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As well as being the author of many history books, Harsegor came up with the name for Kibbutz Zikim while in prison in Romania, by translating a quote from Pushkin into Hebrew.