ZELIG GVIRTSMAN (GEVIRTSMAN) (b. 1895)
He was born in Bialystok, Poland, into a well-to-do, commercial household. He father was among the prominent Orthodox leaders in Bialystok. He received a Jewish and general education in religious primary school, yeshiva, and with private tutors. He worked for a time as a merchant and devoted himself to public Jewish affairs. He began to write articles on Jewish issues in Naye lebn (New life) in Bialystok. In 1932 he settled in Pinsk where, until WWII, he edited the weekly newspaper Pinsker vort (Pinsk word), which he practically filled entirely by himself with his own articles, feature pieces, and journalistic material. After the Germans entered Pinsk, he disappeared, and his subsequent fate remains unknown.
Sources: Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935).
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