YITSKHOK NOMBERG (1904-WINTER 1941)
He was born in Lomzhe, Russian Poland. He attended religious elementary school and a Hebrew high school, later working as an employee in a business. He was cofounder of Haḥaluts (The pioneer) in Poland and of the Labor Zionist organization in Lomzhe. He was a member of the local Jewish community council. For many years, he worked as a correspondent from Lomzhe for Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw. He served as editor of the Labor Zionist weekly Lomzher vort (Lomzhe word) (1928-1933), and he contributed to: Bafrayung (Liberation) and Bafrayung-arbeter-shtime (Liberation-Voice of labor) in Warsaw. When the Red Army occupied Lomzhe in 1939, he was arrested as a Zionist and deported to the Komi region (northeast of Soviet Russia). In August 1941, he was freed thanks to the amnesty for Polish citizens and joined the newly established Polish army. For a time he was in a military camp in Buzuluk, near Kuibyshev. In February 1941 he departed for Guzar in Central Asia, and from there would have left Russia with the Polish army. There he contracted typhus and died.
Sources: Y. Yagodovski, in Yizker-bukh, lomzhe (Remembrance volume for Lomzhe) (New York, 1957), p. 291; information from D. Shayevitsh in New York.
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