Funeral services were held here Monday for Nathan (Agmon) Bistritzky, a writer, dramatist and official of the Jewish National Fund for 30 years, who died at the age of 83. Bistritzky was born in Russia and came to Palestine in 1920 as a member of the third-aliya.
He was a member of the senior staff of the JNF from 1922 until his retirement in 1952, specializing in its youth and information activities. He was best known for his dramatic works, many of which dealt with Jewish history and such controversial personalities as Judas Iscariot and Shabtai Tzvi. He also published books on South American Jewry and Zionism. His latest book, dealing with the struggle of the third aliya, was about to be published at the time of his death. He was named academician by the Royal. Academy of Fine Letters in Spain for the first complete translation of Don Quixote into Hebrew in 1958.
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