Sunday 11 February 2018


MAKS SADIKOV (b. March 4, 1893)
            He was born in Mohilev-Podolsk, Ukraine.  In 1908 he arrived in the United States.  He stayed for six years and tried out a variety of pursuits without success, and in 1914 he thus returned home.  Soon WWI erupted and then the Revolution with the pogroms in Ukraine shortly thereafter.  He was a member of the Mohilev-Podolsk Jewish community council.  He served as secretary and later manager of the provincial relief committee for pogrom victims, and he assembled materials on the massacres.  In 1920 he edited the Mohilev Buletin (Bulletin), a collection of testimony of pogrom victims.  He wrote correspondence pieces from Russia for the American Yiddish newspapers: Der tog (The day), Dos idishe folk (The Jewish people), and Di tsayt (The times)—in New York; and Kalifornyer yidishe shtime (Jewish voice of California) in Los Angeles.  He returned to America in 1921 and settled in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  In 1926 he published a volume entitled Yene teg, zikhroynes vegn der rusisher revolutsye un di ukrayiner pogromen (Those days, memoirs of the Russian Revolution and the Ukrainian pogroms) (New York), 78 pp., with a photograph of the Buletin for the year 1920 and a listing of those murdered during the Petliura and Denikin pogroms of 1919-1920.  The book is accompanied by a warm preface by A. Revutski.
Yankev Kahan

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