MOYSHE LASKO (1892-December 1942)
He was born in Mlave (Mława), Poland. He studied in a Polish high school and later pursued the humanities at Warsaw University. He was a cofounder of the Tseire-Tsiyon (Young Zionists) party in Poland and a member of the central committee of Hitaḥdut (the “union” of young Zionists). He was director of a Polish state school for Jewish children in Mława. He was co-editor of: Dos mlaver lebn (Mława life) (1927-1930); Mlaver nayes (Mława news) (1931-1935); and Mlaver ekho (Mława echo) (1935-1939)—in which he published articles, images of Mława life, poems, and reviews of theater and literature. For many years he was a correspondent for Moment (Moment) in Warsaw. He contributed as well to: Folk un land (People and country) in Lodz-Warsaw; and Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw; among other publications of Tseire-Tsiyon in Poland. Until WWII he was a member of the city council, and chairman of Hazemir (The nightingale) and Maccabi in Mława. He was confined in the Mława ghetto, and from there he was deported to Treblinka where he was murdered by the Nazis.
Sources: Dr. Y. Shatski, in Pinkes mlave (Records of Mława) (New York, 1950), p. 7; Dr. Z. Yunis, in Pinkes mlave, p. 109; Dovid Shrefi, in Pinkes mlave, p. 345; information from L. Kloybard in New York.
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