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Jámbor, Ferenc-Iosef

JÁMBOR, FERENC-IOSEF

JÁMBOR, FERENC-IOSEF (1899–1964), Hungarian journalist and editor. Jámbor was born in Transylvania and studied medicine at the universities of Budapest and Cluj. After serving in World War i, he settled in Cluj and turned to journalism. In 1923 he joined the staff of the Zionist daily *Uj Kelet and was its editor from 1927 until it was closed by the Hungarian Fascist government in 1940. He was a leading member of the Hungarian Journalists' Association of Transylvania and was one of the most important Jewish publicists in Hungary between the two World Wars. Jámbor was a leader of Ha-Shomer ha-Ẓa'ir in Transylvania and from 1940 to 1941 was vice chairman of the Zionist Federation of Hungary. In 1941 he immigrated to Ereẓ Israel and joined the editorial staff of Al ha-Mishmar. In 1955 he was a member of the Tel Aviv municipality, representing Mapam.

Jámbor's library was transferred to kibbutz Evron near Nahariyyah after his death and housed in the cultural center named after him.

bibliography:

Y. Jámbor, Mivḥar Ketavim (1966).

[Yehouda Marton]

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