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Educators, Writers, Actors Attend Funeral of Niger-Charney in N.Y.

Leaders in American Jewish cultural life today attended the funeral of Samuel Niger-Charney, famed Jewish literary critic, who died of a heart attack last Saturday evening. The audience included prominent educators, writers, actors and representatives of major Jewish cultural groups.

Simple rites marked the funeral ceremony, as the family insisted on having no flowers placed and no eulogies delivered. The only speaker was H. Leivick, noted poet and president of the executive of the World Congress for Jewish Culture. Religious prayers were offered by Rabbi Nissan Telushkin, a member of the family. Mr. Niger-Charney was buried at the New Carmel Cemetery of the Workmen’s Circle.

Many condolence messages were received from Jewish organizations in various parts of the world including Israel, Argentina, Canada, England and other countries. Among the messages was also one from Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of the Israel Parliament. The Israel Government was represented at the funeral through M. Rivlin, Israeli Vice-Consul in New York. Hundreds were unable to enter the crowded chapel.