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  In front of Yonah Schimmel's Knishery  Oct. 2001 Howard walking the streets  of NY. Oct. 2001


Howard in front of Fritz Syberg:
Evening. Playing in the Hills of
Svanninge. 1900. Oil painting
Fåborg Museum, Denmark


Howard visiting Skovsgaard
Castle, Langeland, Denmark


February 2011:

Howard Umansky was a fine human being, conscientious, observant,
thoughtful, idealistic, humane, and ever on the lookout for what
could be improved in the lot of all other humans. His life was not
without deep and grave troubles, but neither was it without joys,
among them his travels to Denmark and his happy sojourns there. I
knew him for many years, but grew to know him better as those years
grew later and then even later. I became closer to him toward the
very last years, and last scenes, of his life. And yet after that,
there was silence. I tried several times to reach him by telephone
but was not successful. Until today, February 17, 2011, I did not
know that he had died on January 30, 2006, now already five years
ago. I grieve at not having known this. But now that I do know it, I
grieve all over again.

                                 In memoriam, in respect, and with love,
                                                         Eric Larsen


John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd George Sealy Library
Classified Information Spring 2006

The Library Newsletter


We recently acquired several thousand books from the estate of the late Howard Umansky,

formerly of the History Department. Most of these titles are in the areas of American history,

literature, and culture and reflect Howard’s many intellectual interests. The books are in the

 process of being processed and catalogued for the collection.

Elizabeth Echford

Howard Umansky was  engaged in social righteousness and the civil rights claim. He was proud  that the NY- intellectuals took part in the struggle for equal rights, against  the educational segregation in the South. His friend Benjamin Fine was a reporter for NYT at the time as Elizabeth Echford walked past a line of    National   Guardsmen who barred her from entering Central High School in Little Rock,  Arkansas.   


Ed: Elias Ole Tetens Lund, Svendborg, Denmark