Wednesday 7 September 2016


SHOLEM ZELMANOVITS (ca. 1903-July 1941)
            He was born in a town near Kovno, Lithuania, into a merchant family.  He graduated from a Hebrew-Yiddish high school and went on to study painting.  From time to time he published feature pieces and humorous sketches with caricatures drawn by himself in Folksblat (People’s newspaper) in Kovno.  He was the author of Der ger tsedek (The righteous convert), a dramatized legend in three acts (Kovno, 1934), 48 pp., illustrated with sixteen drawings by the author.  Until the Soviet occupation of Lithuania, he worked as a teaching of drawing in a Jewish public school.  He was murdered by the Nazis during the first extermination action in the Kovno ghetto.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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