Monday, 26 November 2018

SHMUEL FRANK


SHMUEL FRANK (ca. 1891-December 27, 1947)
            He was born in Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland.  In 1912 he served in the Tsar’s army.  He was later active in Częstochowa trade unions, workers’ schools, and labor cooperatives.  He was an actor in Częstochowa.  Until WWII he was a member of Dr. Yoysef Kruk’s independent socialist workers’ party in Poland and a regular correspondent for Unzer ekspres (Our express) in Warsaw.  He published articles and feature pieces in all of the Częstochowa newspapers.  He served as editor of Tshenstokhover tsaytung (Częstochowa newspaper).  He spent the years of WWII in Soviet Russia.  In 1946 he returned to Częstochowa.  He had in manuscript a volume from his six years of experiences in Russia and also a work about the formation of the Częstochowa Jewish community.  He died in Częstochowa.

Sources: M. Tseder, in Forverts (New York) (February 11, 1958); R. Federman, ed., Tshenstokhov, nayer tsugob-materyal tsum bukh “tshentsokhover yidn” (Częstochowa, additional material for the book Tshenstokhover yidn [Częstochowa Jews]) (New York, 1958), pp. 147-51.
Benyomen Elis


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