Monday 20 October 2014


BERL BOTSHAN (DOV BER BOCZAN) (1877-June 23, 1939)
He was the owner of a publishing house in Tshenstokhov (Częstochowa), Poland, which he founded with his father, Moshe Boczan, and over the course of many years published Yiddish weekly and daily newspapers.  In 1912 he began publishing Tshenstokhover reklamen-blat (Częstochowa advertiser) for nine weeks; in 1913, Tshenstokhover vokhnblat (Częstochowa weekly); and in 1914, Tshenstokhover togblat (Częstochowa daily newspaper) which went to press at the time of the outbreak of WWI.  During the years of WWI, he put out an edition in Częstochowa of Lodzher folksblat (Lodz people’s newspaper), and during the two world wars an edition of the Warsaw daily newspaper, Unzer ekspres (Our express), in which he turned over a portion of the paper to local news.

Source: Tshenstokhover yidn (Częstochowa Jews) (New York, 1947), pp. 92-101.

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