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Shazar Heads Officials Paying Last Respects to Itzik Manger, Poet and Essayist

President Zalman Shazar headed a list of government officials, members of the Knesset (Parliament) and other dignitaries who paid last respects to the Yiddish poet and essayist, Itzik Manger, who died here last Thursday. Among the 2,000 persons at his funeral were leading Israeli writers and artists of the stage. (A play by Mr. Manger based on his story of Esther recently was given its premiere performance in Poland by the Warsaw Yiddish Theater.)