Tuesday 19 May 2015


MOSHE GOLD (b. October 10, 1906)
            He was born in Riga, Latvia.  He studied in religious primary school and in a Russian school, later graduating from the Riga Hebrew senior high school.  In his early youth, he was enthralled by the Zionist movement.  At age fourteen he was active in “Heḥaluts hatsair” (Young pioneers).  Over the years 1923-1924, he was an active member of the Zionist youth movement Brit Trumpeldor in Riga, and in 1929 in Warsaw.  He was editor of the youth newspaper Tel-ḥai (Mount of life).  He organized “Hakhshore” (Training for agricultural emigrants to Palestine) in Warsaw.  He was a Polish delegate to the world conference of Betar in Danzig.  In 1933 he was a delegate to the eighteenth Zionist Congress in Prague.  He was also a contributor to the Riga daily newspaper Dos folk (The people).  In 1933 he made aliya to Israel.  Over the years 1944-1948, he was held under arrest by the British in Latrun.  He was living in Israel.

Source: D. Tidhar, Entsiklopedyah lealutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the founders and builders of Israel) (Tel Aviv), vol. 1.

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