Friday 6 February 2015


MEYER-YITSKHOK BLOK (1882-June 18, 1933)
He was born in New York.  At age eighteen he became a newspaperman contributing to Ovend-post (Evening post).  When Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) was founded in 1901, he joined the newspaper as a reporter and worked there until his death.  For a certain period of time, he was also active in the politics of the state of New Jersey and served as justice of the peace for Bergen County, New Jersey.  Using the name “Mayer,” he became well known as one of the best newspaper reporters in America at the time.  When Henry Ford at the time of WWI organized his famous Peace Ship, Blok was the only representative of the Yiddish press on board.  He was also a member of the Y. L. Peretz Writers Union.

Source: Morgn-zhurnal (June 19, 1933).

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