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NECROLOGY FOR 1950
Compiled by
H a r r y
J.
A l d e r m a n
UNITED STATES
A
p e n s z l a k
, J
acob
(Pierrot, pseud.), editor, author, Zionist leader; b. Warsaw,
Poland, July 21,1894; came to U. S. 1940; associated with American Federation
of Polish Jews, World Jewish Congress, and Jewish Agency for Palestine;
documents officer Israeli delegation to UN since 1948; wrote for numerous
Polish-language Jewish publications in Poland; ed.
Nasz Przeglad
(Warsaw),
1929-39,
Nasza Trybuna
(New York), since 1940; author of
Nowe Poezje
(poems),
Dom na Bielaitskiej
(novel); co-author of
Armed Resistance of the
Jews in Poland
; ed.
The Black Book of Polish Jewry
,
Poezje Ghetta,
Henryka
and Ilona Karmel’s
Piesri za Drutami\
translator of works by Sholem Aleichem
and Sholem Asch into Polish; d. New York, N. Y., March 29, 1950.
B
i e b e r
, H
ugo
,
author, scholar, specialist in German literature; b. Berlin, Germany,
Sept. 13, 1883; came to U. S. 1941; ed. various works of Heinrich Heine,
incl.
Briefe, Hebrdische Melodien
,
Confessio Judaica
(rev. ed. under title
Jiidisches Manifest
),
Gesprache;
contributor of numerous articles to Jewish
periodicals; d. New York, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1950.
C
o h e n
S
hm u l
(Franz Kursky, Maximilian Blumin-Kursky, pseud.), Bundist
leader, writer; b. Boysk (Kurland), Russia, Sept. 1876; came to U.
S .
1940;
wrote on history of the Jewish labor movement; co-ed. and contributor
Yivo
Historishe Shriftn
vol. 3; assoc, ed.
Unzer Tzait
(New York); contributed
articles to Yiddish publications in Poland and U.
S . ,
incl.
Unzer Tzait
(Warsaw),
Naye Folks-Tzaitung
(Warsaw),
Der Vecker
(New York); d. New
York, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1950.
F
e ig in
, S
am u e l
I
sa ac
,
orientalist; b. Krichev, Russia, May 13, 1893; came
to U.
S .
1920; with Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, since 1932;
prof. of Semitics, Hebrew Theological Coll., Chicago, since 1934; assisted
on compilation of Oriental Institute’s Assyrian dictionary and research on
cuneiform and Judaic parallels; contributed to Hebrew, Yiddish and English
publications; author of
Mistare Heavar
, winner of Louis LaMed award 1943;
d. Chicago, 111., Jan. 3, 1950.
F
in k e l s t e in
, L
e o
,
Yiddish essayist, literary critic; b. Radom, Poland, 1895;
came to U. S. 1947; contributor to periodicals in Warsaw incl.
Moment
,
Nasz
Przeglad
,
Naye Folks-Tzaitung
,
Vochenshrift f a r Literature
co-ed. post-war
Polish Yiddish publications
Dos Naye Lebn
,
Yiddishe Shriftn
; author of
Gruntshtrichn fun der Yiddisher Filozofie
,
Megilas Poiln
,
Pidyon Hashem
,
Dortn un Do
; d. New York, N. Y., July 29, 1950.
F
r ie d e n w a l d
, H
a r r y
,
ophthalmologist, medical historian, Zionist leader; b.
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 21, 1864; author of
The Jews and Medicine
(2 vols.),
Jewish Luminaries in Medical History
, and numerous articles on Jews in
medical history to various publications; ed.
Life
,
Letters
,
and Addresses of
Aaron Friedenwald
; d. Baltimore, Md., April 8, 1950.
F
r ie d m a n
, I
s a d o r e
,
Yiddish actor, writer; b. Russia 1894; came to U. S. 1910;
wrote many plays for Yiddish theater; contributed stories to
Forverts\
author
of
A Yor Tzvishn Lebn un Toit\
d. New York, N. Y., July 28, 1950.
F
r isc h
, D
a n i e l
,
Zionist leader; b. Palestine, Sept. 21, 1897; lived in Rumania
until 1921; came to U. S. 1921; frequent contributor to Zionist periodicals
incl.
New Palestine
,
Yiddishe Folk
; author of
On the Road to Zion
(selected
writings); d. New York, N. Y., March 7, 1950.
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