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Drama Editor of Day- Journal Dies at 74

June 12, 1981
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Funeral services were held here yesterday for Dr. Nathan Swerdlin former drama editor of the now defunct Yiddish daily Day-Morning Journal, who died Tuesday at the age of 74.

Swerdlin, born in Lithuania, began his career as a writer for Yiddish and Polish publications in Vilna and continued as a Yiddish journalist after coming to the United States in 1936. He joined the Day in 1945 as a feature writer and when that paper merged with the Jewish Morning Journal he was appointed drama editor and movie critic, a position he held for more than 25 years. He was for many years president of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers Union and served as president of the Association of Foreign Language Press, Drama and Film Critics.

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