HERSH (TSVI) PORT (1895-June 13, 1974)
He was born in Kovno, Lithuania. He was a leader in the field of Jewish cooperatives in Lithuania and Latvia. Until 1938 he was in charge of the Jewish People’s Bank in Kovno. He contributed to: Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) and Idisher kooperator (Jewish cooperative) in Kovno (1924-1930) of which he served as editor. He also placed work in: Dos folk (The people), Unzer veg (Our way), and Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga; the anthology Lite (Lithuania) (Tel Aviv, 1965) to which he contributed a historical work, “Di yidishe kredit-kooperatsye in lite” (The Jewish credit cooperative in Lithuania). He also published under the pen name of H. Y. Efrat. He died in Tel Aviv.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; M. Gerts, 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (25 years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933), p. 48; Lite (Lithuania), vol. 1 (New York, 1951), see index.
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