Sunday, 28 May 2017


SHMUEL-DOVID LEVIN (April 15, 1900-August 1944)
            The brother of Meshulem Levin, he was born in Loyvitsh (Lovich, Łowicz), Warsaw district, Poland.  He attended religious primary school, yeshiva, and later the Vilna teachers’ course of study run by Tarbut and the teachers’ course run by Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization); he worked as a teacher in the secular Jewish schools in Łowicz and Warsaw.  He was a cofounder of the Labor Zionist organization and a member of the Jewish community administration in Łowicz.  From 1928 he was publishing poetry in: Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper); and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), Arbeter-tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper), and Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw; among others.  During the Nazi occupation, he was confined in the Lodz ghetto, from where he was evacuated in 1944 to Auschwitz and murdered there.

Source: Information from his brother, Meshulem, in Paris, and from N. Mayzil.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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