TEL AVIV (Jan. 5)
Yosef Klarman, honorary chairman of the He rut World Executive and former head of Youth Aliya, died here last week at the age of 76. Klarman was a disciple, friend and for many years assistant to Revisionist Zionist leader Zeev Jabotinsky, and was a founder of Betar and the Revisionist Movement. As one of Europe’s leading Yiddish journalists, he became the editor of the Revisionist paper, “Unser Welt” and also worked as a correspondent for Hebrew newspapers in Palestine.
Born in Poland, Klarman came to Palestine in 1940. Shortly afterwards he was appointed a member of a mission to Turkey to rescue European Jews. As a member of the European Jewry Rescue Committee he negotiated with the Bulgarian government on Jewish immigration to Palestine. He served in the Irgun and in the Haganah.
Klarman was a He rut representative on the Jewish Agency Executive, the presidium of Keren Hayesod and the Zionist Actions Committee. He was also vice president of the International Federation of Children’s Committees. Before becoming a Revisionist leader he was a member of Hashomer Haizair.