Tuesday 24 November 2015


YIKHEZKL DILYON (July 27, 1909-December 18, 1942)
            He was a popular Zionist leader in Kovno, born in St. Petersburg.  He was head of the Revisionists and founder of Betar in Lithuania.  For many years he was a contributor to Idishe shtime (Jewish voice) in Kovno.  When the Soviet-German war erupted, he was evacuated to Russia, and he died in Siberia.

Source: Obituary in Drayshprakhikn yorbukh (Trilingual yearbook) (New York, 1943), p. 77.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 197.]

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