Monday 23 June 2014


Y. ELIMEYLEKH (1902-November 30, 1941)
This was the pseudonym of I. Yeshelson, born in Riga.  He studied in religious schools through yeshiva.  Later he became a journalist.  In the 1920s and 1930s, he published articles and features in: Di yidishe shtime (The Jewish voice) in Kovno, Dos folk (The people) and Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga, and Di khazonim velt (The world of cantors) in Warsaw.  When the Nazis seized Riga, he was confined to the ghetto and murdered in the “great action” of November 30, 1941.

Sources: M. Gerts (Gershon Movshovits), 25 yor yidishe prese in letland (Twenty-five years of the Yiddish press in Latvia) (Riga, 1933), pp. 44, 46, 58; Yidishe bilder (Riga), no. 33 (65) (1938); Almanakh fun riger relif (Almanac of Riga relief), no. 3 (New York, 1948).

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