Thursday, 30 May 2019

SHOLEM (SHALOM) RAK


SHOLEM (SHALOM) RAK (October 20, 1914-March 5, 1982)
            He was born in Vlotslavek (Włocławek), Poland.  He graduated from a Hebrew high school in Włocławek and a teachers’ seminary in Warsaw.  He worked as a teacher in Gdynia and Gostynin.  He was active in Betar.  He spent WWII in the Soviet Union.  After the war, he was in Austria and from 1948 in Israel.  He wrote for party organs.  He published several books in Hebrew, among them: Haasor hashlishi (The third decade) (Tel Aviv: Betar, 1972), 412 pp; Haasor harevii (The fourth decade) (Tel Aviv: Betar, 1977), 402 pp.; and Altalena, sipur oniya aḥat (The Atalena, a story of one ship) (Tel Aviv: Betar, 1977), 94 pp.  In Yiddish: A bintl gedanken un zikhroynes, gostinen (A bundle of thoughts and memories, Gostynin) (Tel Aviv, 1958), 84 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Source: M. Bakalchuk, in erut (Tel Aviv) (February 10, 1965).
Ruvn Goldberg


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