Thursday 23 August 2018


AVROM PERETS (1902-1942)
            He was born in Ostrov-Mazovyetsk (Ostrów-Mazowiecka), Poland.  He received both a Jewish and general education.  Until 1920 he lived in his hometown.  He was active the cooperative movement, and later until WWII he was living in Warsaw.  He graduated from the teachers’ seminar of Dr. Poznanski and dedicated himself to Jewish education.  For many years he worked in Dr. Janusz Korczak’s orphanage.  From 1925 he published pedagogical works, reportage pieces on Jewish poverty in Warsaw, and stories in: Dos kind (The child), Fraynd (Friend), and Unzer ekspres (Our express), among others, in Warsaw.  He was a regular contributor to the Polish monthly Dziecko (Child) in Warsaw, and he wrote on child psychology there.  At the time of the liquidation of the Korczak orphanage, he was deported with the children to Treblinka and murdered there.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; M. Flakser, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 379; Sefer hazikaron lekehilat ostrov-mazovyets (Remembrance volume for Ostrów-Mazowiecka) (Tel Aviv, 1960), p. 234.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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