Thursday, 31 July 2014


The place and date of his birth are unknown.  He graduated from the science high school in Vilna.  He was a manager of the press department and bibliographic headquarters of YIVO in Vilna.  Among his important work: “Di yidishe bikher-produktsye in tsofn-amerike” (The production of Yiddish books in North America), Yivo-bleter (Pages from YIVO) 4-5 (1932-1933); “Yidishe lernbikher in pedagogye” (Yiddish textbooks in pedagogy), Yivo-bleter 7 (1934); “Materyaln tsu a bibliografye fun yankev leshtshinski” (Materials for a bibliography of Yankev Leshtshinski), Yivo-bleter 10 (1936); “Spinoza-bibliografye” (Spinoza bibliography), in Spinoza-bukh (Spinoza volume) (New York, 1932), ed. Dr. Y. Shatski; a bibliography of the work of Nokhum Shtif, Yivo-bleter (1933); “Yidishe lernbikher in pedagogye, 1934-1939” (Yiddish textbooks in pedagogy, 1934-1939), with Y. Yafe, in Shriftn far psikhologye un pedagogik (Writings on psychology and pedagogy), vol. 1 (Vilna, YIVO, 1933), pp. 465-528; “5 yor yidishe prese, 1926-1930, statistishe sakhaklen” (Five years of the Yiddish press, 1926-1930, statistical data), Yivo-bleter 2 (1931).  He also contributed to Bikhervelt (World of books) (Warsaw, 1928).

Sources: Sh. Katsherginski, Khurbm vilne (Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947); Lerer yizker-bukh (Teachers’ memory book) (New York, 1954), p. 19; obituary in Yivo-bleter 26, p. 5.

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