YANKEV-ZALMEN PROST (1908-1939)
He was born in Sluptse (Słupca), Lomzhe district, Poland. He received a religious education. From 1928 until WWII, he lived in Lodz. He was active in “Torah veavoda” (Torah and labor). He published articles on youth-related issues, Zionism, and cultural matters in: Unzer shtime (Our voice) and Hamizraḥi (The Mizrachi) in Warsaw; and the weekly newspaper Banayung (Renewal) in Lodz (1934-1938), for which he was also editor. On the night of September 7, 1939, when the Nazis were approaching Lodz, he fled from the city and reached somewhere near Warsaw at the time of the German bombardment.
Source: Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 254.
Khayim Leyb Fuks
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