Dr. Pasmanek, Russian Zionist and Author, Dies in Paris
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Dr. Pasmanek, Russian Zionist and Author, Dies in Paris

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Dr. Daniel Pasmanek famous Russian Zionist, author and publicist, is dead here at the age of 61. During the past few years he had been suffering from tuberculosis.

Dr. Pasmanek, who was born in the province of Poltava, Ukrainia, studied medicine in Zurich, Switzerland, and completed his medical course in Bulgaria. In 1896 he came to Vienna, where he contributed to the Jewish weekly, “Die Zeit,” and published a book on “The Synthetic View of History.” In 1899 he went to Geneva, where for several years he was a tutor in the university.

Soon after Herzl founded the modern Zionist movement, Pasmanek became an ardent Zionist and follower of Herzl. He propagated Zionism in the columns of the “Rasweit,” Russian-Jewish weekly, and in many other Russian and Hebrew publications. In 1905 he published, under the nom de plume of “Mirin,” a novel “Toldoth Intelligent Ivri” (The Rise of the Jewish Intelligentsia).

From 1920 to 1922 Pasmanek, together with Vladimir Burtzev, famous Russian revolutionary, edited a Russian anti-Bolshevik daily in Paris. One book of his, “The Psychology of Galuth Jewry,” published in 1917, has been translated into German, Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian and Croat. He was the author of several other books dealing with Jewish nationalism and the situation of East-European Jewry.

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