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Hillel Zlatopolsky, Noted Zionist Leader, Founder of Keren Hayesod, Succumbs

December 13, 1932
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Hillel Zlatopolsky, the well-known Zionist leader, one of the leading figures in the continental sugar industry, has succumbed to the wound received when he was shot last week by Leon Laval, a director of his sugar factory, who afterwards committed suicide.

Zlatopolsky, who was in his sixty-second year, played an important role in Russian-Jewish life before the Revolution. From the center of his business activities in Kiev, he influenced the formation of Zionist societies throughout Russia and contributed greatly, through the Tarbuth, to Jewish cultural activities.

He will be best remembered for his work in connection with the Keren Hayesod, the plan of which was worked out by him in 1920, in association with Isaac Naiditch.

In France, his work for the promotion of the French sugar industry was recognized by the government, by whom he was decorated with the order of the Legion of Honor.

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