AVROM RUVN PINKUSEVITSH (1898-July 1, 1945)
He was born in Petrikov (Pietrykaŭ), Poland [now, Belarus]. He studied medicine. He was a representative of the Bund in the city council and on the Jewish community council. He was a cofounder of the Jewish school curriculum in Pietrykaŭ. From 1916 he contributed work to: Lebns-fragn (Life issues), Naye folkstsaytung (New people’s newspaper), and Lodzher veker (Lodz alarm); and he served as co-editor of Pyetrikover veker (Pietrykaŭ alarm), among others. He also published poetry. His translation of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey from the Greek originals (prepared for publication in 1939) was lost during the war years. When the Nazis invaded and occupied Poland, he fled to Russian terrain, and during the war he served as a military doctor on the front against the Nazis. He died of typhus in Moscow.
Sources: Doyres bundistn (Generations of Bundists), vol. 2 (New York, 1956), p. 273, with a bibliography; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 259.
Khayim Leyb Fuks