AVROM HAMER (1899-1942)
He was born in Pyotrków (Pyetrikov), Poland. He studied in religious elementary school, later graduating from a high school. He settled in Lodz and contributed to Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper). He was subsequently a correspondent for Moment (Moment) covering the Pyotrków and Tshenstokhov (Czestochowa) region. Until WWII, he published and edited the weekly Pyetrikover tsaytung (Pyotrków newspaper) and Unzer tsaytung (Our newspaper), 1929-1939. During WWII, he was confined in the Pyotrków ghetto. In October 1942 during the liquidation of the ghetto, he was deported to Treblinka.