Washington (Jan. 30)
Herman Bernstein, noted Jewish author, newspaperman and editor, has been offered the place of Minister to Albania by President Hoover. By his acceptance Mr. Bernstein becomes the third Jew named to a diplomatic post by the Hoover administration, the other two being Harry Guggenheim to Cuba and Abraham Ratsheskv to Czechoslovakia.
Mr. Bernstein, who is 53, was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1893. From 1908 to 1912 he was special correspondent for the New York “Times” in various European countries. As the founder of the Yiddish daily, “The Day,” Mr. Bernstein was the editor from 1914 to 1916 and for the next three years edited the American Hebrew.”
He has to his credit a number of interesting journalistic feats, among them the publication of the famous “Willy Nicky” telegrams in the New York “Herald,” a notable interview with Count Leo Tolstoi and innumerable articles on Russia and Poland. Mr. Bernstein is the author of a number of popular books and plays. It was Mr. Bernstein who exposed the so-called “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” He has also been contributing editor to the “Jewish Tribune.”