Louis Poborski, Pioneer Zionist, Dead at 70

News was received today of the death in Vienna of Dr. Louis Poborski, well known oculist and pioneer Zionist leader. He was 70 years old.

Dr. Poborski was an early associate of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, and accompanied him on his missions to Turkey when Dr. Herzl sought to obtain Turkey’s permission for establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. He was co-founder of Ivriah, Vienna’s second oldest Zionist students’ association. He introduced “Hatikvah,” Zionist anthem, in Vienna, being the first to sing it publicly.

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