DOVID YEDVABNIK (DAVID F. JEDWABNIK) (1889-September 1972)
He was born in Vilna. In 1913 he graduated from the medical faculty the University of Berlin. He was a prominent community leader in Vilna over the years 1921-1939. He was founder and chairman of the Jewish Art Society and its drama studio and of the Jewish Musical Institute, a member of the Polish Jewish central council, vice-chairman of the Vilna TOZ (Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia [Society for the protection of health]), and the author of pamphlets (in Yiddish, Russian, and German) on medical questions. He contributed work to the monthly journal Sotsyale meditsin (Social medicine) (Warsaw, 1928-1939). He was living in New York from the summer of 1939 until his death.
Sources: E. Y. Goldshmidt, in Vilne, a zamlbukh gevidmet der shtot vilne (Vilna, an anthology dedicated to the city of Vilna), ed. Y. Yeshurin (New York, 1935), pp. 418-19; information from Y. Yeshurin in New York.
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