Tuesday, 29 July 2014


AVROM AMBER-STRUSH (d. March 1942)
     He hailed from Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland.  From an early age, he was involved in the local Bundist movement.  He was in Lemberg (Lvov) in 1920.  He was a member of the regional committee and representative to the conventions of the Bund in Galicia.  When the Soviets occupied Lemberg, he was sent to a camp.  During the repatriation of Polish citizens in 1941, he contracted typhus and died.  He began publishing in Di lebns-fragn (Life issues), edited by V. Medem, in 1916 in Warsaw.  From 1922 until the outbreak of WWII, he was the correspondent from Częstochowa and Chelm, later from Eastern Galicia; and for Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper) in Warsaw.  Together with D. Naymark, he edited the Bundist weekly Arbeter-shtime (Voice of labor), organ of the Lemberg regional committee of the Bund.  Among his pseudonyms: Adolf, A. Trayer, A. Galitsyaner.  He died in a military hospital in Yangiyo‘l (Yangi-Yul), outside Tashkent.

Source: M. Bernshteyn, in Foroys (Mexico) (February 15, 1954)

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