Wednesday 14 February 2018


            He was born in Vilna.  In 1914 he graduated from the Vilna teachers’ institute.  During WWI he was a teacher in the Vilna schools, and later he turned his attention entirely to gymnastics.  He worked for Vilna “Maccabee” and, with H. Glyot, published a textbook for gymnastics.  He was a quiet, genteel man, much loved and highly regarded.  During the Nazi occupation, he worked in the labor camp Reshe (Riešė, Rzesza), near Vilna.  He was later deported to Estonia and killed there.

Source: Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), pp. 267-68.
Yankev Kahan

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