Friday, 23 November 2018

LEYBL FRAM


LEYBL FRAM (1906-winter 1943)
            He was born in Warsaw, Poland.  He studied in small Hassidic prayer houses and the Ger yeshiva, and secular subject matter privately.  Until WWII he lived in Lodz.  He was a leader and theoretician of “Poale Agudat Yisrael” (Workers of Agudat Yisrael), as well as one of its directors.  He began his literary activities in Idishe arbeter shtime (Voice of Jewish labor) in Lodz (1928)—he was also a co-editor of it.  In addition, he was a regular contributor to: Dos idishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper) and Ortodoksishe yugend-bleter (Orthodox youth pages), among others, in Warsaw; and Beys-yankev-zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal), among others, in Lodz.  In book form: Dos problem fun sotsyaler gerekhtikeyt (The problem of social justice) (Lodz, 1928), 102 pp.  When the Nazis occupied Poland, he fled to Otvosk (Otwock), and from there to Ostrovtse (Ostrowiec).  Until 1943 he performed hard labor in a camp.  In the winter of 1943, he was deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz and murdered there.

Sources: N. Shtsupak, Poale agudat yisroel trf”b-trts”b (Workers of Agudat Yisrael, 1921/1922-1931/1932) (Warsaw, 1937), see index; Tsukunft (New York) (November 1946); M. Prager, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), p. 526; Dr. H. Zaydman, Ela ezkera (These I remember), vol. 2 (New York, 1957), pp. 16-21; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over 3 (1957), see index.
Khayim Leyb Fuks



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