Tuesday, 13 August 2019


SHIMSHN SHTOKHAMER (1899-April 26, 1945)
            He was born in Sokol (Sokil), Galicia.  From 1924 he was a member of the Warsaw rabbinate.  He survived the Warsaw Ghetto and died in a bombing while in a German camp.  He wrote for: Dos yudishe tageblat (The Jewish daily newspaper), Ortodoksisher yugend bleter (Orthodox youth pages), and other serials.  He thought of Yiddish as a defense against assimilation.

Source: Hillel Zaydman, Ishim shehikarti (People I have known) (Jerusalem: Mosad Harav Kuk, 1970), pp. 497-501.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 522.

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