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Alter Heller, Jewish Poet and Essayist, Dead; Was 72 Years Old

Alter Heller, well-known Yiddish and Hebrew poet, and essayist, died in New Rochelle this week-end. He was 72 years old, Born in the Ukraine, he studied in France and came to the United States in 1910 where he continued his studies while teaching in Jewish schools. He was one of the Jewish poets who concentrated around the literary magazine “Di Feder” published in New York, and participated in other publications. He was the author of critical essays on a number of Jewish poets.