Wednesday, 30 March 2016


            He was a well-known gynecologist in Riga.  He stood at the head of the community hospital for women in childbirth, Linat Hatsedek (Hostel for the poor).  He was active in the new Jewish school, the new state theater, YIVO, and a leader in ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades) and OZE (Obschestvo zdravookhraneniia evreev—Society for the Protection of the Health of the Jewish Population).  He authored: Muter un kind, lernbukh far higyene fun der muter un kind (Mother and child, hygiene textbook for mother and child) (Riga, 1938), 192 pp.  He disappeared during the years of WWII.  His name was nowhere to be found—not among the survivors, not among the murdered under the Nazis, and not among the deported to Siberia by the Bolsheviks.

Source: Yahadut latviya (Judaism in Latvia) (Tel Aviv, 1953), pp. 124, 208, 328.

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