Friday 19 January 2018


MORTKHE NAYMAN (1914-1938)
            He was born in Skernyevits (Skierniewice), Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and high school, and he was active in community and cultural life.  He was a member of the central committee of “Hanoar Hatsiyoni” (Zionist youth) in Poland and the author of its hymn, for which he also composed the music.  He published humorous sketches and feature pieces in: Haynt (Today) in Warsaw; Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) and Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper)—in Lodz; Tomashover vokhnblat (Tomaszów weekly newspaper); and other provincial newspapers in Poland.  He died tuberculosis in Skierniewice.

Source: A. Tsidkoni, Seyfer skernyevits, lezeykher der fartilikter kehile kedoyshe (Volume for Skierniewice, to the memory of the annihilated Jewish community) (Tel Aviv, 1955), pp. 147-48.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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