AVROM-HERSH FENSTER (1908-1942)
He was born in Zlotshev (Złoczów), Galicia. In 1935 he came to Warsaw and became a laborer. He published poetry in: Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper), Arbeter tsaytung (Workers’ newspaper), Vokhnshrift far literatur (Weekly writing for literature), Foroys (Onward), and Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves), in Warsaw, among others. In book form: Di levone geyt unter, lider (The moon sets, poems), with assistance from Mendl Rayf (Warsaw: Literarishe bleter, 1938), 62 pp. At the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland, he returned to Złoczów, and under the Soviet authorities, he worked in an artisans’ cooperative. He was subsequently confined in the ghetto, and from there the Nazis deported him to the Bełżec concentration camp where he was murdered.
Sources: Yedies fun yivo (Vilna) 9-10 (1938); Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Nayer folksblat (Lodz) (October 25, 1938); Fuks, in Yidishe shriftn anthology (Lodz, 1946); M. Mayer, Der untergang fun zlotshev (The fall of Złoczów) (Munish, 1947).
Khayim Leyb Fuks