Ephraim Auerbach, Yiddish Poet, Journalist, Dies at Age 80

Ephraim Auerbach, noted Yiddish poet and journalist, died today at the age of 80 at the Belinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. His funeral will take place tomorrow. Mr. Auerbach, a long-time member of the editorial staff of the now definet Day-Morning Journal, came to Palestine in 1912. During World War I he joined the “Zion Mule Corps” (the Jewish Legion) founded by Joseph Trumpveldor and Vladimir Jabotinsky, Due to illness, he went to the United States where he stayed for 50 years. A committee of Yiddish writers and poets of the World Federation of Jewish Journalists, and friends, are organizing the funeral services.

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