Gozlan, Elie

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GOZLAN, ELIE

GOZLAN, ELIE (1876–1964), Algerian pedagogue and journalist. Gozlan took part in the First Zionist Congress in Basle in 1897, was the secretary-general of the Algiers Jewish Consistory, and was one of the founders of the Algiers branch of the World Jewish Congress. He established and edited the Bulletin de la Fédération des Sociétés Juives d'Algérie (1936–47), which he courageously published during the Vichy regime. With the collaboration of outstanding Catholic and Muslim personalities, he helped found the Union des Croyants Monothéistes in Algiers. The Union was temporarily effective in establishing harmonious relations among all elements of the Algerian population.

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Elmaleh, in: Maḥberet, no. 15 (May 1961), 261–6 (French supplement).

[Robert Attal]