SHMUEL EPELBOYM (b. April 27, 1910)
He was born in Drohitshin (Drohiczyn), Polesia. He studied in religious elementary school, with private tutors, and later in the Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Vilna. For many years he was a teacher in various towns in Poland. Over the years 1941-1944, he was confined in the Drohiczyn ghetto, later fighting with the partisans and then with the Soviet army. From 1945 he was living in a refugee camp in Munich. He was a contributor and co-editor of the Munich newspaper Dos vort (The word) and the Hebrew-language journal Nitsots (Spark). He also contributed a piece of work entitled “Khurbn drohitshin” (The destruction of Drohiczyn) to the volume Drohytshin, finf hundert yor yidish-lebn (Drohiczyn, 500 years of Jewish life) (Chicago, 1948), pp. 287-303. From 1948 he was living in the state of Israel.
Source: Drohytshin finf hundert yor yidish-lebn (Drohiczyn, 500 years of Jewish life) (Chicago, 1948), p. 194.