Victor Chaim Arlosoroff was born in Romny, in the Ukraine, in 1899. He lived in Germany from 1905 until 1924, when he took up permanent residence in Palestine. Known as one of the most brilliant of the younger Zionist leaders, he first leaped into world prominence when he took the floor in the thirteenth Zionist Congress in 1923 and criticized the Zionist financial and economic policies, proposing a comprehensive plan for the financing of the reconstruction of Palestine by means of an international loan. His plan was worked out in all details and included details for guaranteeing repayment and interest payments on the loan.
He was one of the founders and chief theoreticians of the Histadruth, Zionist labor faction, which united the Hapoel Hazair and the Poale Zion, and was the author of numerous pamphlets and articles expounding his views. He recently proposed a plan for a method to repay the German Reich for allowing German Jews to export their capital to Palestine and a scheme for their settlement there. (His plan is presented on page 10 of this issue of the Jewish Daily Bullein.)
Only thirty-five years old at the time of his death, he was known to Zionists throughout the world as one of the ablest diplomats and orators enlisted in the movement to rebuild Palestine as a Jewish National Home. He was an intimate