Saturday, 27 May 2017


TSVI LEVIN (b. 1895)
            He was born in Kaidanov, Byelorussia.  He attended religious elementary school, synagogue study chamber, and later a high school.  He represented the Labor Zionists at Zionist congresses.  He was a member of the central committee of the Labor Zionists in France and of the Zionists’ “action committee.”  In the years of the Nazi occupation of France, he played a leading role in the underground resistance movement.  He initiated the action that saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazi realm and brought them to Switzerland and Italy.  He was cofounder of a number of Jewish institutions in Paris (Federation of Jewish Communities, Yiddish-Hebrew Teachers’ Seminary, and the Jewish Community Association, among others).  His journalistic work began in the Labor Zionist press in Lithuania and Poland, and from 1918 with Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  He was a contributor to the illegal Labor Zionist press in the underground in France and the first editor of Unzer vort (Our word) in Paris (1944-1946).  His work was also published in: Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw; Parizer haynt (Paris today) and Kiem (Existence) in Paris.  He was last living in Paris, a member of the editorial board of Unzer vort.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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