Tuesday 26 January 2016


LAZAR GOLDSHTEYN (May 13, 1901-October 17, 1981)
            He was born in Nayshtot-Shirvint (Vladivaslov, Kudirkos Naumiestis), Lithuania.  His Americanized surname became Golden.  He studied in the city public school, and he sat for his graduating examinations in Joseph Carlebach’s academic high school in Kovno.  He received his medical degree in 1927 from Leipzig University.  Over the years 1930-1940, he practiced medicine in Kovno.  He survived the Slobodka ghetto and Dachau.  From 1949 he was living in New York.  He published in Folks-gezunt (People’s health) in Vilna and in the Yiddish press of Holocaust survivors in Germany, often using the name “Dr. L. Tuli.”  In book form: Fun kovner geto biz dakhau (From the Kovno ghetto to Dachau) (New York, 1984), 275 pp.  He died in New York.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 141.

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