MENDL (MISKE) BLUMENTAL (December 14, 1899-October 22, 1941)
He was born in Borshchov (Borshchiv), eastern Galicia. He graduated from high school in Stanislav and university in Lemberg (philosophy and mathematics). He perfected his pedagogy in Warsaw. He taught in Jewish and Polish high schools in Zamość and Grodno. He served as vice-chairman of the Zamość Jewish School Organization. Prior to WWII, he was a coworker, together with Yitskhok Giterman and Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum, at “Tsekabe” [Central No-Interest Loan Office]. He published articles in the bulletins of Tsekabe as well as in Literarishe bleter (Literary leaves) in Warsaw. In the years 1939-1941, he directed the statistical department of the Soviet school curriculum in Lutsk and Vilna. He participated in organizing help and self-help during the German occupation. He was murdered during the first German Aktion in Lutsk.
Source: Lerer-yizker-bukh (Teachers’ memory book) (New York, 1954).
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