Monday 8 February 2016


EMANUEL HAMBURSKI (October 14, 1871- June 12, 1931)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a family of the oldest local Jewish residents.  He was a delegate in his early youth to Zionist congresses.  He served for many years as a council member of the Lodz Jewish community as well as the city council.  He was a cofounder of a series of philanthropic institutions.  For a time he was president of the Jewish businessmen’s organization.  In 1907 he was cofounder (together with Avrom Tenenboym) of the first Yiddish newspaper in Lodz, Lodzer nakhrikhten (News of Lodz), which was later transformed into Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), 1908-1934, and there he published articles on Zionist and general Jewish issues.  He died in Lodz.

Sources: A. Asat, Mishpaḥat hamburski (The family Hamburski) (Tel Aviv, 1953), p. 11; Y. Mastboym, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv) (March 12, 1954); A. Tenenboym-Arazi, Lodzh un ire yidn (Lodz and its Jews) (Buenos Aires, 1956), pp. 312-14; Kh. L. Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 196.

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