Monday, 6 May 2019


            He was born in Zhetl (Zdzięcioł), Vilna region.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva.  He worked as a teacher in Vilna’s secular Jewish schools.  He assisted with Vilna’s “Children’s theater.”  In 1940 he fled with his wife and child to Soviet Russia and there he expired from hunger.  From his many school dramatizations, only a small number were published: “Elyes parnoses” (Elijah’s ways of making a living), “Tint” (Ink), and “Shemeritsi” (Hellebores [plants])—in Vilna’s Grininke beymelekh (Little green trees) (February 1936, February 1937, and March 1937, respectively); and “Der sod fun baveglekhn os” (The secret of the movable letter) in Der khaver (The friend) in Vilna (January 1938).  He died in Kokand, Uzbekistan.
Leyzer Ran

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