YISROEL FOGEL (b. June 10, 1912)
The adopted name of Yisroel (Americanized as Irving) Fogelfanger, he was born in Bród (Brody), eastern Galicia, Poland. He received a traditional education in his father’s religious elementary school. From 1917 until 1921, he lived with his parents in Vienna. In 1923 he moved with his mother and other children to join his father in the United States. There he attended high school, the New School of Social Research, and the State College of New York. He edited the labor page of Forverts (Forward) in New York. He wrote frequently about labor issues and about events in the labor movement.
Sources: Y. Shmulevitsh, in Forverts (New York) (October 9, 1960); Arbeter-ring boyer un tuer (Builders and leaders of the Workmen’s Circle), ed. Y. Yeshurin and Y. Sh. Herts (New York, 1962), p. 305.