Wednesday 11 January 2017


YOYSEF-EMANUEL COHEN (b. December 13, 1909)
            He was born in Kolomaye, eastern Galicia.  He served as chairman of the Zionist Jewish State Party (Meir Grossman’s group) in eastern Galicia.  In 1940 he moved to Israel.  He served in the British army (until 1946).  For a time he was general secretary of the world union of the Ḥerut Revisionists and a member of Vaad Hapoel (Zionist General Council) of the Zionist World Organization.  He also worked with the Jewish Agency.  He edited the Revisionist weekly newspapers: Der kamf (The fight) in Lemberg (1928-1935) and Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) in Paris (1936-1939).  He contributed as well to Unzer veg (Our way) in Warsaw, and to the Polish Jewish press in Galicia.  In later years he worked as a lawyer in Tel Aviv.

Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 8 (Tel Aviv, 1958), p. 3336.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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