Sunday, 18 June 2017

MOYSHE LENSKI

MOYSHE LENSKI (March 9, 1907-August 14, 1966)
            He was born in Nay-Brudne (Brudno), near Warsaw, Poland.  He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas.  After WWI he was active in the radical Zionist organization in Warsaw.  From time to time, he published articles in the Hebrew-language party press.  During WWII, his parents, his wife, and his child were all murdered in the Warsaw Ghetto and Treblinka.  He alone survived the concentration camps of Majdanek, Buchenwald, and Theresienstadt.  After the war he lived in displaced persons’ camps in Germany.  He contributed (1945-1947) to Landsberger yidisher tsaytung (Landsberg Jewish newspaper); was assistant editor (1947-1949) of this newspaper; and co-edited (1950-1951) in Munich the newspapers Unzer veg (Our way) and later Di naye yidishe tsaytung (The new Jewish newspaper).  He wrote political articles, writings on Torah, and Jewish cultural history.  He also contributed to the periodical Hamshekh (Continuation) in Germany, and from 1945 he published religious articles and correspondence pieces in Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris.  In 1951 he made aliya to the state of Israel.  Over the years 1952-1953, he co-edited Dos vort (The word) in Tel Aviv.  He also contributed to Leet zikna (In old age), a monthly journal of the Malben (Institutions for the care of handicapped immigrants) Center in Tel Aviv.  He died in Netanya.
Borekh Tshubinski


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