Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Y[ITSKHOK] ANTOKOLETS (d. August 1944)
     Pen name: Yan.  He was born in Vilna, practiced medicine, and was a leader of the Bund and its correspondent for its Warsaw organ, Folks-tsaytung (People’s newspaper).  He wrote satirical poems in the ghetto and gave lectures on popular health.  He was sent to Estonia together with a group of other Jews, and he escaped into the woods.  In August 1944 he was murdered by the Germans.

Sources: Dr. M. Dvorzhetski (Mark Dvorzetsky), Yerusholayim delite in kamf un umkum (The Jerusalem of Lithuania in struggle and death) (Paris, 1948), pp. 214, 215, 220; Sh. Katsherginski, Khurbm vilne (Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947).

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