Monday 26 January 2015


SHLOYME BINDER (1904-1943)
Born in Baltremantaz (Butrimonys), Lithuania, he received both a Jewish and a general education.  He was a student in Kovno University, and he was a leader in the Zionist movement.  Until 1941 he was living in Kovno, later in the Vilna ghetto where he was an official in the Jewish management committee.  In the 1920s he was a contributor to Folks-blat (People’s newspaper), later to Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Kovno.  In the Vilna ghetto he published in the weekly news-bulletin Geto-yidies (Ghetto news) (Vilna, 1942-1943).  At the end of 1943 he was sent to the √úlenurme Camp near Dorpat (Tartu), Estonia, and there he died.

Sources: Sh. Katsherginski, Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947); A. V. Yasny, in Dos naye lebn (Warsaw) 311 (1949).

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