Sol Krems founds The Jewish Voice on October 1, 1915.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 11/02/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 127

On October 1, 1915, Sol Krems (b. 1888), an active member of the Seattle Jewish community, begins publishing The Jewish Voice. "The paper," writes Krems, "would enable the Jews of Seattle and the Northwest to become better acquainted with each other" (The Jewish Voice). The paper also prints notices of organizational and congregation events. Many announcements are in Yiddish. Krems had acquired type with Hebrew characters.

He himself, with the help of his wife Sarah Krems (b. 1892) and later his son Nathan (b. 1916) determined content, set the type, and secured advertising.


Sources:

The Jewish Voice, October 1, 1915; Transcript, Interview of Nathan Krems, Nathan Krems Papers (Acc. 2145), Special Collections, Manuscripts and University Archives, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle.


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