Bialik’s Body Lies in State; Jewry Mourns
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Bialik’s Body Lies in State; Jewry Mourns

The body of Chaim Nachman Bialik, Hebrew poet laureate, who died here last night of a sudden heart attack, is today lying in state in the ceremonial hall of the Central Jewish Cemetery surrounded by an honor guard of Jewish students from the University of Vienna.

From every corner of the Diaspora came expressions of sorrow over his death. Jewish organizations in every country sent their messages of condolence to Bialik’s widow and hurriedly organized meetings to pay tribute to the dead poet laureate.

Bialik, who some time ago underwent a serious operation here, had been recovering, and his sudden and unexpected death came as a shock.

Mayor Meyer Dizengoff of Tel Aviv, where the poet made his home, telegraphed today asking that the body be transferred to Tel Aviv for burial.

Funeral ceremonies for the dead writer will be held in Vienna on