Gerald Schwab

Gerald Schwab, 89, a retired administrative and management officer and program evaluator with the U.S. Agency for International Development, died April 2 at a health-care center in Annapolis. The cause was anemia, said a daughter, Susan Schwab.

Mr. Schwab, who was born to Jewish parents in Breisach, Germany, fled with his family to Switzerland in 1938 and later came to the United States. He served in Europe, Africa and Asia with USAID and its predecessor agencies for about 25 years. Before his retirement in 1986, he spent about 10 years working for the International Labor Organization in Geneva. He lived in Alexandria and was author of the books “The Day the Holocaust Began: The Odyssey of Herschel Grynszpan” (1990) and “OSS Agents in Hitler’s Heartland” (1996).

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