Wednesday, 15 May 2019

ANNA ROZENTAL


ANNA ROZENTAL (October 14, 1872-194?)
            She was the wife of Pavel Anman-Rozental, born in Volkovisk (Wołkowysk), Grodno Province.  She was a descendant of the well-pedigreed Heler family.  She was a dentist by profession, but mainly she was active in the Bund and Tsisho (Jewish School Organization).  She was exiled on several occasions to Siberia for her Bundist work.  She was a member of the “Zhargonishe komitetn” (Zhargon [i.e., Yiddish] committees).  She lived in Vilna, where in 1929 she was arrested by the NKVD and later perished in a Soviet prison.  From time to time, she wrote for the Bundist Unzer gedank (Our thought) and Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper).  She brought out a long piece “Bletlekh fun a lebn” (Pages from a life) in Historishe shriftn (Historical writings) (Vilna) 3 (1939), and on the labor movement in Vilna in the collection Vilne (Vilna) (New York, 1935).  With her husband, she published the pamphlet: Vi azoy darf men funadershteln bikher in di biblyotekn (How one should deploy books in libraries) (Kiev: Melukhe farlag, yidsektsye, 1921; Warsaw, 1921), 20 pp.  She also brought out a pamphlet on B. Virgili-Kohen.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Y. Sh. Herts, Doyres bundistn (Generations of Bundists), vol. 1 (New York, 1956).
Berl Cohen


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