Wednesday, 15 May 2019


SHIMEN ROZENBERG (March 3, 1899-December 21, 1962)
            He was born in Stri (Struj), Galicia.  He lived for a time in Lodz and during WWII in Uzbekistan.  He returned to Poland after the war, was active in the illegal aliya, and in 1950 made aliya to Israel himself.  In 1957 he founded with Yoysef Rotenberg the Y. L. Perets Publishing House to publish Yiddish books.  He was active with the left Labor Zionists in Israel, as he was earlier in Poland.  He wrote about theoretical and party-related political issues in the left Labor Zionist press: Der lodzher arbeter (The Lodz worker), editor; Lodzher yugent-fon (Banner of Lodz youth); Lodzher fraye yiugnt (Free Lodz youth); Lodzher arbeter-tsaytung (Lodz workers’ newspaper), both before and after the war; Lodzer folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper); in Israel, Nayvelt (New world) and Folksblat (People’s newspaper); and Seyfer stri (Volume for Struj) (Tel Aviv, 1962).  In the memorial volume, Shimen rozenberg, gedenkbukh (Memorial volume for Shimen Rozenberg) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1965), there are included selected articles by Rozenberg, as well as memoirs and portraits.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Folksblat (Tel Aviv) (January 3, 1963); Arbeter vort (Paris) (April 28, 1967); Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), see index.
Ruvn Goldberg

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