Monday 15 January 2018


ELYE NAYGOLDBERG (1896-September 1939)
            He was born in Lodz, Poland.  He received a Jewish and a general education.  In 1922 he graduated from the law faculty of Warsaw University and went on to practice as a lawyer.  He was a member of the central committee of the Zionist-socialist Hitaḥdut (the “union” of young Zionists [Tseire-tsiyon]), for many years a councilor on the Lodz city council, and a candidate to the Polish Sejm.  He was a regular contributor to Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper), in which he published articles on both general and Jewish matters.  He served as co-editor of Folk un land (People and nation) in Lodz-Warsaw-Lemberg and for years was the Lodz correspondent for Haynt (Today) and Nasz Przegląd (Our overview) in Warsaw.  He also placed work in: Bafrayung (Liberation) in Warsaw (1919-1921); Dos fraye vort (The free word) in Lemberg; Unzer ruf (Our call) in Vienna; Unzer tribune (Our tribune) in Lodz; Baderekh (On the road) in Warsaw; and Hapoel-hatsair (The young worker) in Tel Aviv; among others.  He authored the pamphlet Unzer tsil (Our goal) (Lodz, 1924).  On the night of September 7-8, 1939, when the Nazis were approaching the city, he fled from Lodz and en route to Warsaw was murdered under a hail of gunfire from Nazi aircraft.

Sources: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 214; information from A. Alpern in New York.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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