Josef Zissels visits Toronto

Upon invitation from the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, Toronto’s Ukrainian and Jewish communities had an opportunity to visit with Josef Zissels on his return visit to the city on 27-29 April 2017.  Zissels, a former Soviet…

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Forward: Jewish Cartoonist Georges Wolinski Among the Dead in Paris Terrorist Attack

UJE editor’s note: According to the U.S.-based Russian-language Forum Daily, Wolinski’s family hailed from Western Ukraine.

According to Benjamin Ivry, writing for the Forward on January 4, 2012, “Wolinski was born in Tunis to Lola Bembaron, a Tunisian Jew, and Siegfried Wolinski, a Polish Jew. The latter, fleeing Europe’s pogroms, settled in Tunisia to open a wrought iron manufacturing business.”

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