Monday 18 August 2014


FAYVL OPATOVSKI (1884-December 12, 1942)
Born in Mlave (Mława), Plotsk (Płock) district, Poland.  He was the brother of Yoysef Opatoshu.  He graduated from the Odessa Teachers School and became a teacher in his provincial city.  He helped edit the hectographically produced publication in Mlave, Hazamir (The nightingale), served as editor of the weekly magazine Mlaver lebn (Mlave life), published poems in Roman-tsaytung (Fiction news), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Amerikaner (American), and Dos vort (The word), among others.  He also published in Hebrew in Suvalski’s Hayehudi (The Jew) in London.  During the liquidation of the Mlave ghetto, he and all of the Jews were transported to Treblinka and he died there a martyr.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 1; Pinkes mlave (Records of Mlave) (New York, 1950).

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