Herzl Rosenblum, הרצל רוזנבלום (1903 - 1991) MP

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Nicknames: "Herzl Vardi", "הרצל ורדי"
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Death: Died in Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation: Journalist & newspaper editor
Managed by: Dov (Boris) Sverdlov
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Immediate Family

    • Helena
      wife
    • Moshe
      son
    • Avraham-Mordehai (Avram-Motl)
      father
    • Rode-Itel
      mother
    • Leon (Chaim Leiba)
      brother
    • Ovsey
      brother
    • Helena
      sister
    • Isaac
      brother

About Herzl Rosenblum, הרצל רוזנבלום

Herzl Rosenblum

Dr Herzl Rosenblum (Hebrew: הרצל רוזנבלום‎, also known as Herzl Vardi, born 14 August 1903, died 1 February 1991) was an Israeli journalist and politician. A signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence, he worked as editor of Yedioth Ahronoth for more than 35 years.

Biography

Born in Kaunas in the Russian Empire (today in Lithuania), Rosenblum moved to Vienna after experiencing anti-semitism and being prevented from studying law. In Vienna, he studied law and economics, gaining a PhD.

He then moved to London, where he worked as an aide to Ze'ev Jabotinsky, a leader of the Revisionist Zionism movement. In 1935 he immigrated to Mandate Palestine and started working for the HaBoker newspaper, where he wrote under the pseudonym Herzl Vardi.

Rosenblum's tomb in Tel Aviv.

In 1948 Rosenblum signed Israel's declaration of independence as a representative of the Revisionist movement. When he stepped up to sign, Yishuv leader David Ben-Gurion told him "Sign Vardi, not Rosenblum", as he wanted more Hebrew names on the document. Although Rosenblum later legally changed his name to Vardi (hence his son being named Moshe Vardi), he never used it, and later admitted that he wished he had signed as Rosenblum.

The following year, Rosenblum became editor of Yedioth Ahronoth following the departure of Azriel Carlebach and several other staff members to found Yedioth Maariv. He remained as editor until 1986, during which time the paper became the largest selling in the country. His son, Moshe, was later employed as editor. After his retirement he published his memoirs, Drops from the Sea (Hebrew: טיפות מן הים‎, Tifut min HaYam).

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Herzl Rosenblum, הרצל רוזנבלום's Timeline

1903
August 14, 1903
Kaunas, Lithuania
1949
1949
- 1986
Age 45
Tel Aviv, Israel
1991
February 1, 1991
Age 87
Tel Aviv, Israel
February, 1991
Age 87
Tel Aviv, Israel
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