Wednesday 15 February 2017


            He was born in Kremenets (Krzemieniec), Volhynia.  He studied in high school and later at the University of Kiev; Jewish subject matter with his father, Rabbi Etinger of Kishinev.  Over the years 1906-1913, he studied law at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and there received his doctoral degree.  When war erupted in 1914, he returned to Kremenets, where he was active among the Zionists.  Later (1915), when the Tsarist expulsion order against the Jews was promulgated for nearby areas, he did relief worked with refugees in Nizhny-Novgorod.  After returning to Poland in 1918, he practiced law, while at the same time was a leader in the Jewish community.  He began writing in Russian and in 1920 switched to Yiddish.  He was a founder and editor of the weekly newspaper Kremenitser shtime (Voice of Kremenets) (1922-1939), in which he regularly published political articles.  He was murdered in the first Aktion of the Nazis against the Jewish intellectuals in Kremenets in the winter of 1942.

Source: T. Trushinski, in Pinkes kremenets (Records of Kremenets) (Tel Aviv, 1958), pp. 195-97.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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