PEYSEKH PYEKARZH (b. May 24, 1907)
He was born in Pinsk, Polesia, Poland. He studied in the Vilna and Lemberg technicums, and later directed the “Central Council of Jews in Germany.” He helped in the illegal and legal aliya of Holocaust survivors to the state of Israel. He contributed work to: Dos vort (The word) and Frayhayt (Freedom), among others, in Warsaw; Pinsker shtime (Voice of Pinsk), Pinsker vokh (Pinsk week), and Poleser shtime (Voice of Polesia), among other serials, in Pinsk; and Unzer veg (Our way), Bafrayung (Liberation), and Der morgn (The morning) in Munich. He was co-editor of the Mapai (Workers’ Party in the Land of Israel) newspaper, Tog eyn, tog oys (Day in, day out), in Tel Aviv. He also wrote for Heymish (Familiar), Davar (Word), and other publications in Tel Aviv. He was living in Israel from 1951.
Sources: Heymish (Tel Aviv) (April 24, 1958); D. Tidhar, in Entsiklopedyah leḥalutse hayishuv uvonav (Encyclopedia of the pioneers and builders of the yishuv), vol. 6 (Tel Aviv, 1955), pp. 2646-47.
Khayim Leyb Fuks