Wednesday, 19 July 2017

BELA MANDELSBERG (-SZYLDKRAUT)

BELA MANDELSBERG (-SZYLDKRAUT) (1901-April 1943)
            She was a historian, born in Lublin.  She graduated middle school and in 1928 received her baccalaureate in history.  She was a history teacher in Lublin’s Jewish high school.  She was active with the left Labor Zionists.  Her field of research was the history of the Jews in Lublin.  She published a series of works in: Yunge historiker (Young historian) in Warsaw, in YIVO publications, in Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw, and in Lubliner togblat (Lublin daily newspaper), among other serials.  Her volume of scholarly historical essays was published in Hebrew translation, entitled Meḥkarim letoldot yehude lublin (On the history of Lublin Jewry) (Tel Aviv, 1965), 168 pp. + 48 pp., with one essay in Yiddish.  She died in Majdanek.

Source: Shures poyle-tsien, portretn (Labor Zionist array, portraits), ed. Shlomo Schweizer (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1981), pp. 163-64.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 364.


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