VOLF TSHAPSKI (1901-1944)
He was born in Lodz, into a laboring family. He studied in a senior high school. He was politically active initially in “Borokhov Youth” and later with the left Labor Zionists in Lodz. He was active in the Borokhov Library, the Geographical Society, and other groups. He wrote modernist poetry for Yugnt-fon (Banner of youth) in Warsaw (1928). He later contributed to: Arbeter-tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper); and Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) and Lodzher arbeter (Lodz workers) in Lodz; among other serials. In August 1944, during the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto, he was deported to Auschwitz and murdered there.
Sources: M. Volman, in Inzl (Lodz) 2 (1937); Khaim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957).
Khayim Leyb Fuks