ARN LANGLEBEN (1888-January 1942)
He was born in Lodz, Poland. He studied the humanistic sciences at Warsaw University and after that at the University of Berlin, where he received his doctoral degree. He later served as director of the religious middle school “Bet Ulfana” in Lodz. He was a member of the general Zionist faction on the city council and the Jewish community administration of Lodz. In 1928 he moved to Warsaw where he served as secretary of the Association of Rabbis in Poland. He published articles in: Hatsfira (The times), Haynt (Today), and Moment (Moment)—in Warsaw; and Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper) and Folksblat (People’s newspaper), among others, in Lodz. He was editor of the monthly Der yosem (The orphan), dedicated to matters involving the care of orphans, children’s education, and the like (Lodz, 1926-1927). In the Warsaw Ghetto, he was a contributor to underground religious educational groups. During the 1942 Aktion at Umschlagplatz (the collection point in Warsaw for deportation), he was deported to Treblinka and murdered there.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), p. 15; Dr. R. Feldshuh, Idishe gezelshaftlikher leksikon (Jewish communal handbook), vol. 1 (Warsaw, 1939), p. 424; Dr. Hillel Zaydman, Togbukh fun varshever geto (Diary from the Warsaw Ghetto) (Buenos Aires, 1947), p. 251; A. Z. Aescoly, Kehilat lodz׳ (The community of Lodz) (Jerusalem, 1948), p. 211; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 255.
Khayim Leyb Fuks