Monday, 1 July 2019

YOYSEF RAYKH (JOSEF REICH)


YOYSEF RAYKH (JOSEF REICH) (1892-September 3, 1971)
            He was born in Belkhatov (Bełchatów), Poland.  He was by trade a tailor with his own methods for cutting material.  In his youth he left for Warsaw, where he worked as an instructor for ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades).  During WWII, he fought as a partisan in Polesia and in the Byelorussian woods.  After the war he settled in Melbourne.  He published a handbook, Laykhte metodn far tsushnayderay (Easy methods for cutting fabric) (Warsaw), and concerning his experiences among the partisans, Vald in flamen (Woods in flames) (Buenos Aires: Yidbukh, 1954), 301 pp.  He died in Melbourne.

Source: Oystralishe yidishe nayes (Melbourne) (September 10, 1971).
Moyshe Ayzenbud


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