NAKHMEN LESHTSHINSKI (1903-1938)
He came from a town near Odessa, Ukraine. After completing high school, he entered the “Pioneer” movement. In 1921 he settled in the land of Israel. He worked for a time on the land and on kibbutzim. He was a member of the central committee of the Palestine Communist Party. In 1930 he was arrested by the British and sent to Soviet Russia. He was a lecturer at the University of the Toilers of the East in Moscow and a member of the editorial board of the theoretical monthly Revoliutsionyi Vostok (Revolutionary East). From 1923 he contributed to and was a member of the editorial board of virtually all Yiddish and Hebrew publications of the Palestine Communist Party. He published under such names as: Nadav, Hekht, and Lan. In 1938 he was arrested by the Soviet authorities, deported to camps in the far North, and died there.
Sources: M. Unger, in Zamlbukh lekoved dem tsveyhundert un fuftsikstn yoyvl fun der yidisher prese, 1686-1936 (Anthology in honor of the 250th jubilee of the Yiddish press, 1686-1936), ed. Dr. Y. Shatski (New York, 1937); Y. Berger-Barzilai, in Yisroel shtime (Tel Aviv) (March 6, 1962).
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