Friday 23 October 2015


YOYSEF DAVIDZON (JÓZEF DAWIDSOHN) (September 28, 1880-1947?)
            He was born in Warsaw and studied medicine in Berlin and Würzburg.  He took a prominent position as a Zionist leader and member of the Polish Senate (1919-1922).  He was the publisher of and contributor to such Polish Jewish newspapers as: Nasz Kurier (Our courier), Nasz Przegląd (Our review), and Przegląd codziennej (Daily overview), among others.  He also wrote a great deal in Yiddish on Zionist and general topics for the daily Yiddish newspapers in Poland.  In 1934 he departed for Israel where he assumed an important place in community life there.  He was also the author of Gminy Zydowskie (Jewish community) (Warsaw, 1931), 110 pp.

Sources: R. Feldshuh, Yidisher gezelshaftlekher leksikon (Jewish community handbook) (Warsaw, 1939), p. 734; Entsiklopediya shel galuyot (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora) (Tel Aviv, 1953), pp. 512-13; Berl Kuczer, Geven amol varshe (As Warsaw once was) (Paris, 1955), see index.

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