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Benjamin Meirovitch, Ex-editor of Soviet Yiddish Newspaper, Dead

The Soviet Yiddish writer Benjamin Meirovitch has died in Gzernowitz at the age of 66, according to reports received here today from the Soviet Union. He was a former editor of the Yiddish daily newspaper “Der Stern” which was published in Charkov, Soviet Union, some 40 years ago.

“Der Stern” was one of the three daily newspapers which appeared in the Soviet Union in Yiddish prior to Stalin’s liquidation of all Jewish cultural institutions. The other two newspapers were “Der Emes,” in Moscow, and “Oktiabr” which appeared in Minsk.