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Dr. M. Olgin, Freiheit Editor, Dead at 61

Dr. Mossaye Joseph Olgin (ne Novomejsky), editor of the Jewish Morning Freiheit, Communist newspaper, and a leader of Jewish Communists, died today of a heart attack after a long illness. He was 61 years old.

Born in a town near Kiev, Russia, he devoted himself at first to Talmudic studied but soon abandoned them to become active in the revolutionary movement. He came to the United States in 1915, obtained a Ph.D. degree from Columbia and became a lecturer at the New School for Social Research. He was the author of several books on Jewish literature and subjects dealing with Communism.