Wednesday 29 June 2016


            He was born in Bialystok, the son of Noyekh Zabludovski.  He studied in religious primary schools, later the Bialystok Commercial School and the Kiev Polytechnic.  During the first German occupation (1915), he was in a German prison camp.  He was a teacher for many years at the “M. Bazin Workers’ School,” a teacher of young boys in the artisans’ school, and for girls at ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades).  He was a builder of the Bialystok Culture League and a contributor to Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) and Dos naye lebn (The new life), in which he published articles of a popular science character.  In book form he published: Geometrye, elementarer kurs far der shule un tsum aleynlernen (Geometry, elementary course for school and self-study), part 1 (Bialystok, 1919); Fizike, far fakh-shules, fakh-kursn, mitlshules un aleynlerners (Physics for trade schools, vocational courses, middle schools, and self-study) (Bialystok, 1928), 149 pp.; Praktishe aritmetike, derklerungen un onvayzungen tsum praktishn- un fakhrekhenen (Practical arithmetic, explanations and instructions for practical and vocational calculation) (Bialystok, 1939), 146 pp.  At the time of the Nazi occupation, he continued his educational activities in the teaching workshops within the Bialystok ghetto.  He died in the ghetto.

Sources: Literarishe bleter (Warsaw) (April 6, 1928); jubilee issue of Dos naye lebn (Bialystok) (April 4, 1929); Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (Bialystok, 1931); Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); Undzer lebn (Bialystok) (August 1, 1938); Pinkes byalistok (New York) 1 (1949), p. 418; D. Klementinovski, in Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1959), pp. 156-57.
Yankev Kahan

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