SHLOYME-YOYSEF GOLDSHMIDT (S. J. GOLDSMITH) (b. April 18, 1915)
He was a journalist, author, and editor, born in Yaneve (Jonava), Lithuania. He graduated from a Hebrew high school in Kovno and the law faculty of Kovno University. From 1939 he was living in London. He debuted in print with articles in the daily newspaper Idishe shtime (Jewish voice) in Kovno, and from 1934 to 1939 he was an internal contributor and from 1937 the editor of its evening edition, Hayntike nayes (Today’s news). He wrote also for Tsayt (Time) in London, Haboker (This morning) in Tel Aviv, Jewish Chronicle, and Times of London, among other serials. He was editor, 1958-1970, of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in Europe. He published four books in English: Twenty 20th Century Jew (Freeport, N.Y., 1962, 1969), Jews in Transition (London, 1969), In the Passage of Time (London, 1979), and The Slaughter of Sacred Cows (London, 1984). In Hebrew: Ḥatsi milyon yehudim bearafel, yehude britanya (Half a million Jews in the fog, the Jew of Great Britain) (Tel Aviv, 1963/1964).