Thursday 28 July 2016


SHLOYME ZALTSMAN (1872-December 1, 1946)
            He hailed from a town in Grodno district.  He lived in Odessa and played an important role in the rise of the Russian Yiddish press.  After 1905 he ran a publishing house in Odessa, which published pro-Zionist pamphlets, some of which he wrote himself.  He published current events articles in Fraynd (Friend) in St. Petersburg and in subsequent years in Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  He was the publisher, 1917-1918, of Petrograder togblat (Petrograd daily newspaper).  From the 1920s he was living in Israel.  He died in Givat Betar.

Sources: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 2 (Tel Aviv, 1947), p. 670; Sefer hashana shel haitonaim (The annual of newspapers) (Tel Aviv, 1947/1948), p. 250; E. Davidzon, Seḥok pinu (Laughter from the mouth) (Tel Aviv, 1951), p. 357.

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