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Isaac Kaplan Dead at 97

Isaac Kaplan, a pioneer in Jewish colonialization in Argentina and a veteran in the South American Zionist movement, has died at the age of 97. Born in Poland, Kaplan came to Argentina in 1906 and settled in the Entre Rios Province. He was an organizer of agricultural cooperatives and was editor of the Cooperator Colonialist from 1921-46.

Kaplan was a vice-president of the DAIA during its formative years, a former president of the Jewish National Fund of Argentina and the Argentine Zionist Federation. He was the author of several books, including one on the Jewish colonialization movement and one on Biblical commentary. Until a few weeks before his death he was still writing articles in Yiddish for Di Presse and in a Spanish journal about the cooperative movement.