Tuesday 13 October 2015


DOVID GRINFARB (ca. 1900-1943)
           He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland, into a well-to-do family.  He graduated from a secular Polish high school.  He lived in Shedlets until WWII, where he engaged in beekeeping and for a time worked as teacher of violin.  He began writing poetry for Unzer hofenung (Our hope) in Warsaw (1925).  He also published in: Haynt (Warsaw), Shedletser lebn (Shedlets life), and in other periodical publications in Shedlets.  In book form: Lider (Poems) (Shedlets, 1928), 64 pp.  During the German occupation, he was in the Shedlets ghetto, and from there he was transported in late 1943 to Treblinka and murdered there.

Sources: A. Faynzilber, Af di khurves fun mayn heym (On the ruins of my home) (Tel Aviv, 1952), pp. 13, 218; Yitsḥak Kaspi, in Sefer yizkor lekehilat shedlets (Remembrance volume for the community of Shedlets) (Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires, 1956), p. 267.

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