Sunday 4 October 2015


FROYM GRINBERG (1895-1942)
            He was born in Nayshtot, Lithuania.  He was a Hebrew teacher, first in Shavel (Šiauliai) and later in Kovno.  In 1940 during the Bolshevik occupation, he was arrested in Kovno together with other Jewish leaders from Lithuania.  After several months, he was abruptly released.  At the time of the outbreak of the Russo-German wars in 1941, he was evacuated to Russia and there, in 1942, he died of hunger.  In Lithuania between the two world wars, he played an important role in Jewish community life.  He was active in the right Labor Zionist party.  He was editor of the Zionist socialist daily newspaper Dos vort) (The word), which began to appear in print in 1933; in it he published articles on community, political, and Zionist themes.  He published as well in the weekly Di tsayt (The times), organ of the Lithuanian Labor Zionists.  He wrote under the name “Froym.”  He also published his current events pieces in Der veg (The way) and in Hebrew in Had lita (Lithuanian echo).

Sources: Keneder odler (Montreal) (March 6, 1940); N. Y. Gotlib, in Keneder odler (April 10, 1944); Lite (Lithuania), vol. 1 (New York, 1951), see index.

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