Thursday, 2 February 2017


YIKHEZKL KHVAT (1893-March 27, 1926)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He was one of the pioneers and leaders of the Jewish secular school curricula in Bialystok from the beginning of WWI.  For a time he was also a teacher in the schools, but later, due to the chronic illness from which he suffered, he had to withdraw from teaching.  He died of a cardiac crisis at a meeting of the Central Jewish School Organization in Bialystok.  Among other items, he translated into Yiddish Charles Dickens’s Dombi un zun (Dombey and Son) (Bialystok: Dos Bukh, 1922), 148 pp.  A central Jewish children’s library was established in his name in Bialystok.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.
Yankev Kohen

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