Thursday, 4 May 2017


LEYZER LEDER (ca. 1892-1957)
            He was born in Horodok, Bialystok district, Russian Poland.  In 1919 he became the secretary of Tseire-Tsiyon (Young Zionists) in Bialystok, and he was later a member of the general Zionists’ central committee in Poland.  He belonged to the group “Al Hamishmar” (On guard), the “Grinboymists.”  He edited the monthly of the Jewish National Fund in Hebrew and Polish.  He wrote articles for Bialystok’s Dos naye leben (The new life) and Undzer lebn (Our life), among other serials.  In the late 1930s he made aliya to Israel.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (1935); Der veg (Mexico City) (June 13, 1953); Keneder odler (Montreal) (October 7, 1957).
Yankev Kahan

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