Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Y. LEYME ROZENHOYZ (1890s-summer 1962)
            He was born in Minsk.  He was one of the leading members of Labor Zionism in the Soviet Union.  After the October Revolution, he was very active in the Yevsektsye (Jewish section), especially in the struggle against the Jewish religion.  In the 1930s he was director of the largest communal state bank in Minsk.  During the purges and Show Trials of 1937-1938, he avoided arrest by being in an institution for the mentally ill.  He returned to health in the 1950s.  He began his journalistic work in the organ of Labor Zionism, Dos fraye vort (The free word) in Minsk (1918-1919), a biweekly edited by B. Ayznshtat.  He also wrote for the journal Shtern (Star) in Minsk (1925-1941) and served for several years on its editorial collective.  In book form: Undzer kant, bashraybung fun vaysrusisher sotsyalistisher sovetn-republik (Our region, a description of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic), 2 parts (Minsk: State Publ., 1929), 84 pp. + 106 pp., with H. Aleksandrov.  He died in Minsk.

Source: Chone Shmeruk, comp., Pirsumim yehudiim babrit-hamoatsot, 1917-1961 (Jewish publications in the Soviet Union, 1917-1961) (Jerusalem, 1961), see index.
Khayim Maltinski

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