Thursday 15 May 2014


GERSHON URINSKY (1888-October 1940)
Born in Pruzhane (Prużana), Poland.  His father was a follower of the Jewish Enlightenment movement.  He was active in the Bund, a school leader, and a teacher, as well as manager of the Y. L. Peretz School (which was part of Tsisho [Central Jewish School Organization]).  He was also a member of the city council of Pruzhane and edited Pinkes fun der shtot pruzhane (Records of the city of Pruzhane) (1930), 327 pp. (editorial committee: G. Urinsky, M. Volinsky, and N. Tsukerman).  He also edited and published in the weekly paper, Pruzhaner lebn (Life in Pruzhane) (1928-1939).  He died during the Soviet occupation of Pruzhane.

Sources: Lerer yizker-bukh (Teachers’ memory book) (New York, 1954), pp. 5-7; Kh. Sh. Kazdan, in Tsukunft (New York) (August 1943); Dos naye lebn (Lodz), no. 30 (311) (1949).

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