Monday 31 August 2015


MOYSHE GALEKH (1910-1943)

            He was born in Mariampol, Lithuania.  He worked as a journalist and contributor to the daily newspaper Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper) in Kovno—it was a folk, Yiddishist vehicle which began publication in 1931 and appeared until 1940 when the Bolshevik occupation of Kovno liquidated the Yiddish press and in its place created their own newspaper, Der emes (The truth).  He was later the news editor of the Zionist socialist daily Dos vort (The word) in Kovno which initially appeared in 1934.  In 1941 he was evacuated to Soviet Russia.  There he joined the Lithuanian division of the Red Army, and he died in 1943 in the great battle against the Germans at Oryon.

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