Dr. David Jochelman, Noted Jewish Leader Dead
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Dr. David Jochelman, Noted Jewish Leader Dead

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Dr. David Jochelman, prominent Jewish leader, who was closely associated with the late Israel Zangwill in the Jewish Territorialist movement, died today at his home in Reading. He was 73 years old.

The deceased was chairman of the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations in England of which he was also the founder. Though his health condition was poor since 1913, he remained active in Jewish life. In 1919, during the Jewish massacres in the Ukraine, he organized a huge and impressive street parade in London protesting against the Petlura and Denikin regimes which were responsible for carrying out the pogroms. In 1920 he held a conference with Maxim Litvinos in Copenhagem which was considered as laying the foundation for the settlment of declassed Jews in Soviet Russia on the land. Later, despite failing health; he made a special trip to Moscow to negotiate an arrangement which enabled the Federation of the Jewish Relief Organizations in London to send assistance to Jews in Soviet Russia.

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