MENAKHEM OGULNIK (1891-1932)
Born in Pinsk, Poland. Received a Jewish and general education, and graduated from dentistry school in Warsaw. He practiced as a dentist in Pinsk. In 1916 he left Pinsk for Zhelekhov (Zelechow) where he was active among Jewish working youth and the Bund. He was also one of the founders of the Jewish school system in Zhelekhov. At the end of 1919, he returned to Pinsk; during the Russo-Polish war when the Bolsheviks occupied Pinsk, Ogulnik left for Russia and he lived in Minsk until 1932. He was active there for a time in the Byelorussian Science Academy. He began to write for Sotsialistishe yugnt-shtime (Socialist voice of youth) (Warsaw, 1919-1920) in which he published a series of articles regarding Jewish literature and general cultural issues. He “was liquidated” by the Soviet authorities in 1932.
Source: Zikher-bukh fun der Zhelekhover yidisher kehile (Memorial book of the Zhelekhov Jewish community) (Chicago, 1954), p. 102.