Funeral services were held here yesterday for Lazar Fogelman. former editor in chief of the Jewish Daily Forward. He died Wednesday at the home of his son in Minneapolis, where he had been living since his retirement. He was 79.
Born near Minsk, he attended the Imperial University in Warsaw and after graduation he attended the Psychoneurological Institute in Petrograd, emigrating to the United States in 1921. He was an editorial and feature writer for the Daily Forward and became editor-in-chief in 1962, retiring a few years ago. He also had been editor of the “Zukunft,” a Yiddish magazine and was president of the Jewish Writers Union. He was treasurer of the Workmen Circle and had been active in the Jewish Labor Committee and the Jewish Culture Congress.
Mr. Fogelman was the author of a number of biographies and had written a history of the Workmen’s Circle. He had been a director of the Jewish Peoples Seminary.
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