Thursday 5 March 2015


LIPMAN BERGMAN (1892-December 25, 1915)
He was born into a Hassidic family in Lodz.  He studied in religious elementary school and at age fifteen entered yeshiva.  He was a laborer.  In 1909 he joined the Bund and was active as well in the Union of Textile Workers.  He lived for a time in Munich, Paris, and in Switzerland.  He worked as the Lodz correspondent for the Bundist newspaper Lebns-fragn (Life issues) (St. Petersburg, 1912).  Early in 1913 he was arrested, and because of his correspondence pieces he was arraigned in a trial of the newspaper and sentenced to permanent exile in Siberia.  On the road to Siberia, he became ill and died in the village of Zinovky where he was buried.

Sources: Vl. Medem, in Lebns-fragn (Warsaw) (May 26, 1916); Y. Sh. Herts, ed., Doyres bundistn (Generations of Bundists), vol. 2 (New York, 1956).

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