Monday 21 January 2019


MOYSHE (MORRIS) TSEZAR (1868-July 2, 1924)
            He was born in Jassy (Iași), Romania.  At age twenty he was one of the leaders of the local socialist movement.  In 1891 he came to the United States and was active in the Jewish labor movement.  He was one of the founders, and initially also a contributor, to Forverts (Forward) in New York.  Together with M. Winchevsky, M. Zametkin, Louis Miller, and Ab. Kahan, he was a member of the press commission, with which the editor of Forverts had to consult over tactical issues.  For a time, he was also manager of Tsukunft (Future) in New York.  He was a highly popular community leader among the Romanian Jews in America.  In his last years, he had to withdraw from public life, due to a severe illness.  One of his sons was the author of dramas for the Anglophone stage, and another son wrote songs and music for melodramas.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3.
Yankev Kahan

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