TSVI EKRONI (b. September 19, 1911)
The Hebraized name of Tsvi (Hersh) Akerman, he was born in Ploieşti, Bessarabia. He was secretary of the Zionist Organization in the Belz region of Bessarabia and leader of the Jewish National Fund and of the central committee of pioneers in Bessarabia. He edited the newspaper Erd un arbet (Land and work) in Kishinev and a member of the editorial board of Frayhayt (Freedom) in Czernowitz and of Unzer tsayt (Our time) in Kishinev. He published poems and stories in recognized publications and in: Yidisher almanakh groys-rumenyen (Jewish almanac of Great Romania) in Bucharest, Farn idishn kind (For the Jewish child) in Kishinev, and elsewhere. He made aliya to the land of Israel in 1933.
Source: D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol.11 (Tel Aviv, 1961), pp. 3741-42.
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