Monday 15 August 2016


            He was born in Lodz, Poland, into a poor working family.  He became a laborer himself while still young.  He was active in the textile union and in the Bund in Lodz.  He contributed to and for a time served as secretary to the editorial board of Lodzher veker (Lodz alarm), in which he published reportage pieces and impressions of working life.  He also contributed to Di naye folks tsaytung (The new people’s newspaper) in Warsaw, and elsewhere.  When the Germans in September 1939 entered Lodz, the Gestapo arrested and tortured him bloodily to exact from him the names of the Lodz Bundist leaders, but he gave them nothing.  He died in the concentration camp at Radogoszcz, near Lodz.

Sources: Shmuel Niger, Kidesh hashem (Sanctification of the name) (New York, 1947), p. 305; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957).

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