Tuesday 27 February 2018


ARN SOKOLOVSKI (1903-1943)
            The younger brother of Shoyel and Yoysef Sokolovski, he was born in Radom, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and public school, later becoming a laborer.  Until WWII he was active in the Labor Zionist movement.  He was one of the Radom writers who gathered around the journal Naye vintn (New winds) (Radom, 1925-1926), and there he published poetry and stories.  He also contributed to: Der yunger dor (The younger generation), Fraye yugnt (Free youth), and Arbeter-tsaytung (Labor newspaper) in Warsaw; and Radomer lebn (Radom life) and Radomer-keltser lebn (Radom-Kielce life); among others.  He was confined in the Radom ghetto, from which he was transported to Majdanek and murdered there.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Dos yidishe radom in khurves (Jewish Radom in ruins) (Stuttgart, 1948), p. 25; information from Sh. Vaysman in Tel Aviv and from N. D. Korman in Philadelphia.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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