Tuesday 11 April 2017


            He was born in Slonim, Byelorussia.  He attended religious elementary school, yeshiva, and a Russian high school.  He studied at Vilna University, 1920-1925.  From his early school years, he was active in the Zionist movement.  From 1935 he was living in New York.  He began writing for Di tsayt (The times) in Vilna (1924), later (1928) contributing to Slonimer vort (Slonim word), for which he also served as editor.  He was also editor of Pinkes slonim (Records of Slonim), 2 volumes, Yiddish and Hebrew (Tel Aviv, 1962), 800 divided pages, for which he wrote the monograph “Di geshikhte fun yidishn yishev in slonim” (The history of the Jewish community of Slonim) (280 pp. in Hebrew, 170 pp. in Yiddish), which deals with Jewish life in Slonim over the course of 550 years.  He was also the editor of Yedies (Information), organ of Israelis who came from Slonim, from 1946 (Tel Aviv).  He published as well under the pen name: L. Klunimus.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Y. Shmulovitsh, in Forverts (New York) (February 24, 1963); information from Y. Levin in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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