Folksblat (Montevideo)

Folksblat ('People's Newspaper') was a Yiddish language daily published in Uruguay 1931–1964.[1][2] It had a Zionist orientation.[2]

Folksblat
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TypeDaily
EditorBerl Reznicovich, Moisés Orzuj
Founded1931
Political alignmentZionist
LanguageYiddish language
Ceased publication1964
Headquarters1911 Andes, Montevideo
Circulation8,000 (late 1950s)

The newspaper was founded as Der tog ('The Day'). It was the first Jewish daily newspaper in the country. Its offices were located at 1911 Andes in downtown Montevideo.[2] Berl Reznicovich and Moisés Orzuj were the editors of Der tog.[3]

In 1933 it changed name to Der uruguayer tog ('The Uruguayan Day'). In 1935 it took the name Folksblat.[2] As of the late 1950s, it was estimated to have a circulation of 8,000. It was published as a morning daily, except on Mondays.[4] The newspaper was closed down in 1964.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christoph Marx; Christine Hatzky; Waltraud Kokot; Hauke Dorsch (2004). Periplus 2004: Jahrbuch für Aussereuropäische geschichte. LIT Verlag Münster. p. 22. ISBN 978-3-8258-7820-7.
  2. ^ a b c d e Miguel Feldman (1 January 2001). Tiempos Difíciles: Inmigrantes Judíos en Uruguay, 1933-1945. Universidad de la República, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Departamento de Publicaciones. pp. 41, 112. ISBN 978-9974-0-0168-8.
  3. ^ Daniel Alvarez Ferretjans (2008). Historia de la prensa en el Uruguay: desde La estrella del sur a Internet. Editorial Fin de Siglo. ISBN 978-9974-49-437-4.
  4. ^ Editor & Publisher International Year Book. Editor & Publisher Company. 1960. p. 425.