Commissioner of the JDC to the Ukraine
Israel Friedlaender was a world famous scholar, a member of the JDC Board, the head of the JDC Committee on Russia, a faculty member at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a Zionist leader. He was murdered by Bolshevik soldiers on July 5, 1920 near Yarmolintsy (Ukraine) while on a mission to bring relief to Jews in Eastern Europe suffering from the effects of World War I, pogroms and civil war.

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