Thursday 28 April 2016


            He was born in Vilkovishki (Vilkaviškis), Kovno district, Lithuania.  He studied economic science at Kovno University.  In the 1930s he was general secretary of the Jewish people’s bank.  He published articles on economic issues in Dos vort (The word), organ of the Zionist Socialist Party in Lithuania.  In book form: Ber borokhov (Ber Borochov), with Tsvi Brik (Kovno, 1934), 64 pp.  He was an active leader in “Tseire-tsiyon” (Young Zionists) in Kovno.  He died in a Nazi concentration camp during WWII.

Sources: Biography of Tsvi Brik in vol. 1 of this Leksikon (New York, 1956) [translated on this website]; information from Y. Gar in New York.

[Additional information from: Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 234.]

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