Wednesday, 3 July 2019


DOVID RIKHTER (ca. 1894-1942)
            He was born in Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland.  He was an active Communist leader.  For several years he lived in Lodz, where he led a needle workers’ union.  He later moved to Warsaw and in the 1930s co-edited the local Communist Der fraynd (The friend).  He contributed to numerous legal and illegal leftist periodicals in Poland (mostly under the pen name D. Leybin).  For a short time, he was on the editorial collective of Minsk’s literary journal Shtern (Star).  During WWII he left for Bialystok, which was initially under the Soviets, and there he became a contributor to Byalistoker shtern (Bialystok star).  He perished in either the Bialystok or Stolin ghetto.

Source: 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), pp. 229-30
Khayim Maltinski

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