Wednesday 4 November 2015


            He was born in Vilna, Lithuania.  In 1912 he graduated from the Vilna teachers’ institute and later worked as a teacher in Trok (Trakai), near Vilna.  During WWI, he was among those laying the foundations for the secular Jewish school movement.  He was a teacher for the Central Educational Committee in Vilna and among the active leaders of Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization).  He was also active in the Bundist movement.  He published articles on educational issues in Unzer gedank (Our thoughts) in Vilna.  He edited the collection Far unzer shul un kind (For our school and child) (Vilna, 1928), 58 pp.  In the early 1930s, he and his wife moved to Revel (Tallinn), Estonia, and until the German occupation in June 1941 he was a teacher in a secular Jewish school.  He died in a German concentration camp in Estonia.

Sources: Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1955), p. 125; oral information from Khayim Pupko in New York.

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