Friday, 7 October 2016


YOYSEF THON (1908-January 7, 1957)
            He was born in Zhuravne (Żurawno), eastern Galicia.  He held a doctorate in economics and was a Zionist activist.  He was a member of the leading echelon of Polish Jewry.  When war broke out, he escaped to Switzerland, and from there in 1941 he came to the United States.  He began writing in Polish in the Polish Jewish newspaper Chwila (Moment) in Lemberg (1925).  In Yiddish he contributed to: Lemberger togblat (Lemberg daily newspaper), Der morgn (The morning) in Cracow, and from time to time Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  He edited the economics magazine Palestine and Near East (New York), and he authored several works on Jewish issues for the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (New York).  He died in New York.

Source: Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (January 9, 1957).

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