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Irving Kaplansky

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Date of Birth: 03/23/1917

Age: 98

Place of birth: Toronto

Citizenship: United States

Background

Kaplansky was born into a Jewish family from Poland, who immigrated to Canada shortly before his birth. His father, Samuel Kaplansky, Poland was trained rabbi, and after arriving in Canada became a tailor; mother, Anna Kaplansky, ran a grocery store and later a network of bakeries