- (1874–1952), Russian-born Israeli statesman, president 1949–52; full name Chaim Azriel Weizmann. He played an important role in persuading the US government to recognize the new state of Israel (1948) and became its first president.
ph. (1929–2002), US writer, theologian, and rabbi; born Herman Harold Potok. His novels include The Chosen (1967), The Book of Lights (1981), and I Am the Clay (1992). He also wrote nonfiction and plays.
ph. (1893–1943), French painter, born in Lithuania. A major exponent of expressionism, his early pictures were of grotesque figures, while his later pictures tended to be still lifes.
ph. (1893–1943), French painter, born in Lithuania. A major exponent of expressionism, he produced pictures of grotesque figures during the 1920s, while from 1925 he increasingly painted still lifes.