AVROM PATSHOREK (1887-August 1944)
He was born in Lodz, Poland. He received a traditional Jewish education. He worked as a textile laborer. He was active in the Bund and in the “Kultur-lige” (Culture league). From 1925 he was publishing sketches and stories of Jewish working life in: Lodzher veker (Lodz alarm), Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper), Kvaln (Springs), and Inzl (Island) in Lodz; Yugnt veker (Youth alarm), Naye folkstaytung (New people’s newspaper), Vokhnshrift far literatur (Weekly writing for literature), and Foroys (Onward)—in Warsaw. In book form: Notitsn fun an arbetslozn (Notes of an unemployed man), stories and impressions of Jewish laboring life (Warsaw, 1938), 72 pp. He was confined in the Lodz ghetto, where he remained active in the writing circle around Miriam Ulinover, in the cultural and school fields, as well as in underground work of the Lodz Bund. In an Aktion of August 1944, he was transported by the Nazis to Auschwitz and murdered there.
Sources: Y. Trunk, in Bikher-nayes (Warsaw) 3 (1938); B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murders writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), p. 161; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), see index.
Khayim Leyb Fuks