Monday 15 August 2016


            He was born in Bialystok, Russian Poland.  He engaged in trade and manufacturing.  He modernized the Bialystok burial society and made it part of the work of Jewish community.  He was chairman of Greater Charitable Board, of the executive of the Jewish community, of the old age home, and also a member of the boycott committee against Germany under Hitler.  He wrote articles in: Hatsfira (The siren), Hamelits (The advocate), and Bialystok’s Dos naye lebn (The new life), Unzer lebn (Our life), Gut-morgn (Good morning), and other serials.  He died during the period of the Nazi occupation, 1941-1943.

Sources: Byalistoker leksikon (Bialystok handbook) (Bialystok, 1935); M. Fuksman, in Byalistoker almanakh (Bialystok almanac) (1931), pp. 37-38; Gut-morgn (Bialystok) (October 16, 1938); A. Sh. Hershberg, Pinkes byalistok (Records of Bialystok) (New York, 1950), p. 288.
Yankev Kahan

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