Klarman, Yosef

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KLARMAN, YOSEF (1909–1985), Zionist leader. Klarman was born in Busko Zdroj, Russian Poland, and was active in the Revisionist movement from his youth. In 1934 he was elected to its Executive and was secretary-general and editor of its journal Unzer Welt.

Settling in Ereẓ Israel in 1940, he was appointed Revisionist representative on the Presidium of the Jewish Agency's Rescue Committee for European Jews, and was active in Turkey in 1943–44. In 1947 he helped to organize the departure from Romania of the ships Pan York and Pan Crescent.

He was for many years chairman of the World Executive of Ḥerut ha-Ẓohar. In 1965 he was appointed a member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency and in 1968, head of its Youth Aliyah Department, holding the position until 1977.