Sunday, 5 February 2017

AVROM-YANKEV LOZOVIK

AVROM-YANKEV LOZOVIK (b. 1915)
            He was born in Gluboke (Glubokoye or Hlybokaye), Vilna district, Byelorussia, into a poor family.  In his youth he lost his mother and was raised by family members in Vilna.  Until age fifteen he studied in Rameyle’s circle, later with the Chofets-Chaim in Radin.  He returned in Vilna in 1937 and was active in the young Orthodox movement and in the Council of Yeshivas.  He contributed (using such pen names as Luzi and Loza) to the Orthodox newspapers: Dos vort (The word) in Vilna; Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw; and Yudishe arbayter-shtime (Voice of Jewish labor) and Beys-yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal) in Lodz; among others.  He wrote stories and impressions of poor Jewish life.  He was confined in the Vilna ghetto and was killed at Ponary.  A portions of his stories are included in: Antologye fun religyeze lider un dertseylungen (Anthology of religious poems and stories), pp. 563-78.

Source: M. Prager, Antologye fun religyeze lider un dertseylungen (Anthology of religious poems and stories) (New York, 1955), p. 562.
Khayim Leyb Fuks


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