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Mendel Mozes, Director of J.t.a. in Pre-war Poland, Dies in Israel

March 4, 1966
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Mendel Moses, noted Jewish journalist and former director of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in pre-war Poland, died here today at his daughtor’s home, aged 76. He has been living in Israel since 1955.

Born in Poland, he was active in Jewish communal and literary life there until the Nazis invaded Warsaw in 1939. He was a founder of "Tlomacka 13," the club of Jewish journalists in Warsaw and one of its early presidents. He was also president of the Jewish section of the Journalists Association of Poland and a founder of the Foreign Press Club in Warsaw.

He was also active in the Labor Zionist movement in Poland and served as president of Hias in Warsaw in 1938-39. He wrote for numerous Yiddish and Hebrew publications and actively participated in promoting Jewish art. He was a member of the executive of the Jewish Art Society in Warsaw.

When Warsaw was bombarded by Nazi planes during the first day of the outbreak of World War II, he was attending a World Zionist Congress in Geneva, He returned to Warsaw but found the city in flames. He succeeded in reaching Lithuania, together with his family, and proceeded from there, through the Soviet Union, to Shanghai and then he was brought over, with his wife and children, by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency to New York.

He remained on the JTA editorial staff in New York until his retirement in 1955 when he left for permanent settlement in Israel. During the years he lived in the United States he was a member of the Jewish Writers Union, Upon settling in Israel, he wrote articles for the World Jewish Congress and the Jewish Daily Forward in New York.

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