YOYSEF SOKOLOVSKI (1898-1943)
He was born in Radom, Poland. He received a Jewish and a general education, later becoming a bookkeeper. He cofounded drama circles. He authored one-act plays, sketches, and humorous pieces, which he staged in Radom and other towns. He was the correspondent from Radom to Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz (1923-1939). He published poems and humorous sketches in Leyb Malakh’s Radomer vokhnblat (Radom weekly newspaper) in 1921, Radomer lebn (Radom life), and Radomer-keltser lebn (Radom-Kielce life), among other serials. He was confined in the Radom ghetto; he later worked in the ammunitions factory of Radom and to a forced labor camp in Częstochowa. He was murdered by the Nazis in the winter of 1943.
Sources: 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