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Dr. Nahum Shtiff Dead

Dr. Nahum Shtiff, philologist, author and editor of the Yiddish “Sprachfront,” died suddenly Sunday in Kiev at the age of fifty-four.

Dr. Shfiff was born in Rovno, now in Poland. He received a traditional Jewish education. After the first Zionist Congress in 1899, he became a Zionist, and at the Kiev P###tchnic organized a young ###adical Zionist group called Young Israel. He was imprisoned for his radical activities and fled to Switzerland in 1904. His first works appeared in Russian and subsequently he wrote in Yiddish exclusively. His chief work was in the field of Yiddish philology. He held the chair of Yiddish philology in the Ukrainian Scientific Academy.