Tuesday 22 March 2016


TUVYE HEKHT (1902-September 1944)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a Hassidic family.  He was a grandson of a musician, Shabatai Hekht, at the court of the Aleksander rebbe.  He studied in religious primary school, in a small Hassidic house of worship, and secular subjects with private tutors.  He also studied music at the Warsaw Conservatory, later becoming a businessman.  He was a music reviewer for Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), 1922-1934.  He also published in this paper (under the pen name “Harry Pike”) stories and aphorisms about cantors.  He was confined in the Lodz ghetto.  In late August 1944, he was deported to Auschwitz and murdered there.

Source: Information from Kh. L. Fuks.

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