Tuesday, 23 May 2017


YEḤEZKEL LEVIN (1898-July 1941)
            He was born in Rohatin (Rohatyn), Galicia, into a rabbinical family.  He graduated from the philosophy department of Cracow University.  In 1926 he was accepted as rabbi in Katowice, and in 1928 he was rabbi in Lemberg.  He was a cofounder and lecturer at the Hebrew Teachers’ Institute (“Pedagogium”).  From 1924 he wrote for the Polish Jewish and Yiddish press in Galicia.  He contributed journalistic articles and literary essays in the Polish-language Chwila (Moment) in Lemberg and Nowy dziennik (New daily) in Cracow, as well as the Yiddish-language Lemberger togblat (Lemberg daily newspaper) and Der morgen (The morning) in Lemberg; he also wrote for Zionist party periodicals in Yiddish, Polish, and German.  For a time he was editor of the Polish-language, Zionist weekly Opinia (Opinion) in Warsaw (in which he published editorials signed “L”), and for the publishing house “Tsufim.”  On July 1, 1941, the second day of Nazi rule in Lemberg, Ukrainian militiamen dragged him to the Brygidki Prison.  He was murdered with Lemberg Jewry.

Source: Dr. Hilel Zaydman, Ela ezkera (These I remember) (New York, 1961), pp. 65-69.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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