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Mendel Osherowitch, Noted Yiddish Author, Dead; Funeral Today

April 19, 1965
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Funeral services will be held here tomorrow for Mendel Osherowitch, member of the editorial staff of the Jewish Daily Forward and author of numerous books, who died here this weekend. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Osherowitch was born in Russia and came to the United States in 1910. In 1914 he joined the Forward. His prolific literary output included three novels–“Restless Souls,” “Marie Antoinette,” and “Queen Marianne.” He also wrote a book, “David Kessler and Muni Weisenfreund, Two Generations in the History of the Yiddish Theater in America.”

His “Moses Montefiore,” a biography of the late British-Jewish philanthropist, was published in 1941. He was also the author of “History of the Jews in the Ukraine,” an historical account of the Dreyfus Affair, and a history of the Jewish Daily Forward. He edited a three-volume work entitled “Jews in the Ukraine.” He translated into Yiddish from English, Chaim Weizmann’s autobiography. “Trial and Error.”

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