Saturday 31 October 2015


MOYSHE DANTSIGERKRON (MOSHE RON) (August 16, 1909-July 10, 1985)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He studied in religious elementary school and synagogue study hall, and he was assistant to his father, the community cantor in the small Gerer synagogue.  He studied Hebrew and secular subjects in a Tarbut school.  At an early age he joined the Zionist movement.  In 1925 he chaired the Zionist youth organization in Mokotów (Monketov), near Warsaw.  He also worked as a reporter for Zionist and community matters for Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  In 1927-1928, he worked on the central council of the Zionist Organization in Poland.  Over the years 1929-1930, he was a contributor to Nowe Słowo (New word), organ of the Zionist Organization in Poland.  He also placed pieces in: Hayntike nayes (Present news); the weekly newspaper Velt-shpigl (World mirror); Dos yidishe land (The Jewish land) in Warsaw; Forverts (Forward) in New York; Di prese (The press) in Buenos Aires; Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris; Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv); and from time to time Davar (Word) in Tel Aviv.  He was sent as a correspondent for Haynt in 1935 to Israel.  He corresponded as well from there for other Yiddish newspapers and magazines in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, England, and the United States.  With the outbreak of WWII, he became a contributor to the Hebrew evening newspaper, Yediot aḥaranot (Late news), in Tel Aviv.  In 1952 he visited the United States, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.  He was an administrator of Agudat Haitonim, the association of Hebrew journalists.  He was the author of Darke bamamlakha hasheviit (Ways of the press) (Tel Aviv, 1982).  He was living in Tel Aviv, where he died.

Sources: David Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 4 (Tel Aviv, 1950), pp. 1905-6; B. Kutsher, Geven a mol varshe (As Warsaw once was) (Paris, 1955); L. Leneman, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (March 9, 1958); Who’s Who in World Jewry (New York, 1955); Who Is Who in Israel (Tel Aviv, 1952).

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 189.]

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