Sunday, 11 August 2019


            He was a publisher, by profession a typesetter and mechanic of linotype machines.  He worked as a typesetter for Moment (Moment) in Warsaw.  With his earnings he established the publishing house of Tomor which focused on publishing masterpieces of Yiddish and general literature, such as: Yisroel Tsinberg’s Di geshikhte fun der literatur bay yidn (The history of Jewish literature), Max Weinreich’s Shturemvint, bilder fun der yidisher geshikhte in zibtsntn yorhundert (Strom wind, images from Jewish history in the seventeenth century); Solomon Maimon’s Lebn-geshikhte (Life history); and Zalmen Shneur, Noyekh pandre (Noah Pandre).  He was confined in the Warsaw Ghetto with several friends, and they dug beneath the the large library sealed by the Nazis and carried out a number of books.  When his home later had to be on the Aryan side, he hanged himself among the bookshelves.

Sources: Perets Guterman, in Unzer shtime (Paris) (October 19, 1964); Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).
Berl Cohen

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