Tuesday 25 April 2017


A. Y. LIPMANOVITSH (1910-1943)
            The literary name of Leybush Heler, he was born in Kolomaye, Galicia, the son of Lipo Heler, a manufacturer of prayer shawls.  He published sketches and miniatures in Lodz’s Beys-yankev zhurnal (Beys Yankev journal).  He also wrote in Hebrew for Warsaw’s Deglanu (Our banner).  For a long time he lived in Lemberg, where he was engaged in business and was an Orthodox leader.  He was confined in the Lemberg ghetto, from which he was deported (summer 1942) to the Bełżec death camp and murdered there.

Source: M. Prager, Antologye fun religyeze lider un dertseylungen (Anthology of religious poems and stories) (New York, 1955), see index.
Yankev Kahan

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