Monday 20 February 2017


BOREKH LUBOTSKI (d. January 1945)
            He was born in Vilna, the son of a Hebrew teacher.  He studied in the state public school associated with the Vilna teachers’ institute, and later he graduated from the institute with distinction.  Until WWI he was a teacher in government schools in Bialystok.  When the Germans occupied the city, he returned to Vilna.  In 1917-1918, he—together with Dovid Lubotski and L. Lozovski—was a co-director of the Vilna senior high school with the central education committee.  He was a member of this committee, chairman of the “school organization for Vilna Province,” and representative of the democratic Folks-partey (People’s party) in the Vilna city council and in the Jewish community administration.  He was a frequent contributor to the publications of the Folks-partey and to Vilner tog (Vilna day), for which he wrote articles on pedagogical and current cultural issues.  Under the Nazis he was active in school work in the Vilna ghetto, gave lectures in the workers’ auditorium, and led a seminar on modern psychology.  At the time of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto, he was deported to a concentration camp in Kiviõli, Estonia.  He died at the Dautmergen (Struthof) concentration camp.

Sources: Sh. Katsherginski, in Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947), pp. 197-98; Dr. M. Dvorzhetski (Mark Dvorzetsky), Yerusholayim delite in kamf un umkum (The Jerusalem of Lithuania in struggle and death) (Paris, 1948), see index; H. Abramovitsh, in Lerer yisker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1952-1954), pp. 205-7.

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