NEW YORK (Nov. 24)
A memorial meeting for the late Gedalia Zakiff, Secretary General of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, was held today at the offices of the Jewish Agency here. In eulogizing Mr. Kakiff, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency, declared:
“Gedalia Zakiff was one of the most devoted and able civil servants the Zionist movement has ever had. There were few who were as intimate as he was, with Jewish life and Zionist problems throughout the world. A gifted writer, a brilliant speaker and an organizer of outstanding ability, he combined qualities which are rarely found in one person.
“His life from his early youth was Zionism and he gave to it all the great qualities of his mind and soul. His passing away at such an early age is a great, nearly irreplaceable, loss for the Zionist movement and for the Jewish Agency whose Secretary General he was. His achievements and his personality will remain unforgotten in the history of the Zionist movement of the last two decades.”