Sunday 29 October 2017


SIMKHE MINTS (1912-summer 1941)
            He was born in Plotsk (Płock), Poland.  Until age thirteen he studied in religious elementary school and in a Polish public school, later becoming a laborer.  He was a committee member of Frayhayt-Heḥaluts (Freedom-Young pioneers) and secretary of the right Labor Zionists in Płock.  He published articles in: Dos plotsker lebn (The life in Płock) (1936-1937) and Plotsker vort (Płock word) (1936-1938).  He was the Płock correspondent for Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw.  When the Germans invaded Poland, he fled to Soviet-occupied terrain.  He lived for a time in Brisk (Brest).  Sometime after June 1941, the Nazis seized him in the village of Dombrovitse (Dubrovitsa), Brisk district, and murdered him.

Sources: Plotsk (Płock) anthology (Buenos Aires, 1945), p. 219; Sh. Grinshpan, Yidn in plotsk (Jews in Płock) (New York, 1960), p. 258.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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