London (Jun. 12)
A memorial meeting for Dr. Shmarya Levin, veteran Zionist leader who died in Haifa this week, was held here today in the offices of the World Zionist Executive.
The meeting was addressed by Nahum Sokolow, president of the World Zionist Organization, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, and by Berl Locker.
Dr. Weizmann stated that there were only two men in Palestine “whose voices rose above the clamor. These two men were Shmarya Levin and Chaim Nachman Bialik. Now they are both gone.”
“It is impossible to indulge in personal reminiscences,” Dr. Weizmann added.” It is something like speaking about one’s self. Dr. Levin was the last of the group of which I am the youngest.”
Mr. Sokolow praised Levin’s long and fruitful life. “His loss is an irreparable one,” he asserted.
FUND LEADER HERE PAYS TRIBUTE TO LEVIN
Tribute to Dr. Shmarya Levin was paid yesterday in a statement issued by Dr. Israel Goldstein, president of the Jewish National Fund in America. Emphasizing that the death of Dr. Levin will be felt particularly in America, Dr. Goldstein stated that the growth and development of Zionism here is traceable chiefly to Dr. Levin.
“American Zionism will forever remain in debt to the generous, untiring zeal and self-sacrifice of Shmarya Levin, who spent the treasures of his great intellect and the gift of his eloquent tongue in ploughing and cultivating the then fallow American field for the fruit and blessing-bringing seed of the Zionist ideal and of the Hebrew renaissance,” the statement says.