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Falik Lerner, Chief Editor of Di Presse, Dead at 70

Falik Lerner, chief editor of the Yiddish daily, “Di Presse,” died Thursday at the age of 70. Born in Bessarabia, Lerner came to Argentina in 1927 settling in the city of Rosario where he started writing for Di Presse. In 1943 Lerner went to Chile where he edited for three years “Das Yiddishe Wort.” In 1946 he returned to Argentina and became a staff member of Di Presse and began writing a weekly column. He became editor-in-chief of the newspaper, now Argentina’s only Yiddish paper, in 1972.