Sunday 26 February 2017


            He was born in Khelm (Chełm), Poland.  He was a member of the administration of ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades), secretary of the craftsmen’s union, and an active leader in the Tarbut schools in Chełm.  Over the years 1930-1933, he edited the craftsmen’s section of Khelmer vokhnblat (Chełm weekly newspaper).  From 1934 he was a member of the editorial board of the weekly Khelmer shtime (Voice of Chełm), later its editor—until the day of his death in the ghetto under the Nazis.

Sources: H. Shishler, in Yizker-bukh khelm (Remembrance volume for Chełm) (Johannesburg, 1954), see index; Shishler, in Keneder odler (Montreal) (April 5, 1948).

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