Friday 22 June 2018


            He was born in a small town in Podlasie.  He received a religious-Hassidic education.  He was a regular contributor to: Dos yidishe togblat (The Jewish daily newspaper), Der id (The Jew), and Yugend bleter (Youth sheets) in Warsaw; Unzer veg (Our way) in Siedlce; Beys yankev zhurnal (Beys-Yankev journal) in Lodz; and edited Idishe lebn (Jewish life) in Warsaw.  He served as secretary to the first Orthodox deputies to the Sejm in Poland.  He was killed during WWII by the Germans in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Sources: M. Mozes, in Der poylisher yid, yearbook (1944); Yidishe shriftn, anthology (Lodz, 1946); Z. Segalovitsh, Tlomatske 13, fun farbrente nekhtn (13 Tłomackie St., of zealous nights) (Buenos Aires: Central Association of Polish Jews in Argentina, 1946), p. 154; Dr. Hillel Zaydman, Tog-bukh fun varshever geto (Diary from the Warsaw Ghetto) (Buenos Aires, 1947), pp. 35, 110, 278; M. Turkov, Di letste fun a groysn dor (The last of a great generation) (Buenos Aires, 1954), p. 55; B. Kutsher, Geven amol varshe (As Warsaw once was) (Paris, 1955); M. Prager, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), pp. 454, 472; Entsiklopediya shel galuyot (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora), vol. 2 (Warsaw, 1959), pp. 391, 560.
Yankev Kahan

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