Wednesday 28 February 2018


FROYM SARNE (b. 1890)
            He was born in Rovno, Volhynia.  He studied law and economics at the Universities of Kiev and Moscow, where he received his doctoral degree.  He served in the Russian army, and during WWI he fought on the East Prussian front.  Afterward he was living in Russia.  In 1919 he returned to Poland and settled in Lodz, where he practiced law and was in the leadership of the Zionist Revisionist Party of Poland.  He published articles on a variety of topics in: Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz; Dos naye leben (The new life) in Bialystok; and Dos folk (The people) and Frimorgn (Morning) in Riga; among other serials.  His memoirs about Jewish lawyers in Russia of the past—published in Nayer folksblat—were republished in the Yiddish press in various countries.  When the Germans occupied Lodz, Sarne fled to the Soviet-held zone of Poland, was subsequently arrested by the Soviet authorities, and spent four years in Soviet camps.  In 1946 he returned to Lodz and took a leading role in the illegal aliya to the land of Israel for the Revisionist Party.  From that point on, there has been no further biographical information about him available.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; information from Shloyme Uri in Israel.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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