TUVYE MEYEROVITS (1908-late June 1941)
He was born in Oshmene (Oszmiana), near Vilna. He attended religious elementary school and yeshivas, and received rabbinical ordination. He lived in Lithuania until the German occupation. He published poetry and essays in the religious newspapers: Dos vort (The word) in Vilna; Dos yudishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper) in Warsaw; Beys yankev-zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal) in Lodz; Haneeman (The faithful) in Telz; and Dos idishe lebn (The Jewish life) in Kovno; among others. Among his books: Sefer mikolot hademama (The sounds of silence) (Alytus, 1938), 80 pp.; Lider in bloye roymen (Poems in blue spaces) (Kėdainiai, 1940), 85 pp. On June 25, 1941, the Nazis drove several hundred Jews from Alite (Alytus), including Rabbi Meyerovits, into the municipal school and burned them all alive.
Source: Rabbi A. Oshri, Khurbn lite (The Holocaust in Lithuania) (Montreal, 1951), p. 198.
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