Sunday 22 July 2018


KHANE PISHTSHATSHER-MAN (November 3, 1906-194?)
            She was born in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania.  Over the years 1912-1914, she studied in a public school (initially in a Russian and later in a Jewish one), and in 1928 she graduated from the Jewish teachers’ seminary.  She worked as a teacher in secular Jewish schools and for a time worked in the Medem Sanatorium.  In 1935 she was accepted into the Tsemakh Shabad research program at YIVO, where she studied for three semesters.  Her graduation work for the research program was published in Yivo-bleter (Pages from YIVO): “Intervyuen mit eltern vegn oysval fun a shul” (Interviews with parents about the selection of a school) 10.1-2 (1936); “Motivn baym oyskleybn a shul” (Motives for selecting a school) 12.4-5 (1937); “A tog-bukh fun a muter” (A diary of a mother) 14.1-2 (1939).  During WWII she found herself in Vilna, where she was again a researcher.  She worked in the Vilna ghetto in the school department, and she was connected with the partisans within the ghetto.  At the time of a selection, she was sent by the Nazis to Majdanek where she was murdered.

Sources: Yivo-bleter (New York) 26 (1945); Shmerke Katsherginski, Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947), p. 203; Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), pp. 316-18.
Elye (Elias) Shulman

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