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Krausz, European Journalist, Dies in Vienna at Age of 64

September 3, 1930
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Jacob Krausz, the oldest Jewish jourialist in Central Europe, is dead here at the age of 64. After completing his studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau he joined the “Bresslauer Morgenzeitung.” In 1897 he came to Vienna where he joined Theodor Herzl in the Zionist movement.

After two years of contributing to the leading papers of Vienna he became the editor of the “Yiddishe Volkesblatt” and later its owner and publisher. In this paper he fought vigorously for the rights of the various minorities, especially the Jews, in the fromer Austro-Hungarian Empire. His efforts in this connection led to the suppression of his paper in Hungary. As a result of this suppression he changed the name of his paper to the “National Zeitung” and it appeared under that name until 1909.

In that year he joined the secretariat of the Vienna Jewish community and took charge of its political activities. At the request of the Imperial minister of foreign affairs, Krausz undertook a diplomatic mission to the Balkans to mitigate the anti-Austrian boycott that had been started after the Austrian annexation of the province of Bosnia-Herzovogina. In the years immediately preceding the war he published a number of short-lived Jewish papers in Austria and Hungary and also issued a variety of pamphlets on Jewish questions.

From 1919 to 1927 he edited the Vienna “Morgenzeitung,” the organ of the Vienna Zionist Organization.

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