Identification card of the journalist Leon Wiesenfeld from "Di Cajt," Krakow, Poland, 1919.

Title: Identification card of the journalist Leon Wiesenfeld from "Di Cajt," Krakow, Poland, 1919.
ID: RG 126 / RG
Predominant Dates: [1919-?]
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larger, pink card: print, black and blue ink, handwritten, black ink; smaller, off-white card: print, black ink, handwritten (on verso), black ink
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Leon Wiesenfeld (1885-1971) was born in Rzeszow, Galicia (today, Poland) where he worked for various publications before emigrating to the United States. Upon immigration, he lived in New York, where he edited the Yiddish "Forverts." In 1924 he relocated to Cleveland, where he served for 10 years as associate editor of the "Yiddishe Velt," before succeeding owner Samuel Rocker as editor in 1934. In 1938 he left the former  to establish an English-Yiddish weekly, "Die Yiddishe Stimme," which failed after about a year. He then began publishing an English-language annual called the "Jewish Voice Pictorial," which lasted into the 1950s. He also wrote a novel, "The Rabbi's Daughter," 2 plays, and an account of Jewish life in Cleveland in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Acquisition Note: Wiesenfeld, Leon (1885-1971)

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