WILHELM FALEK (b. 1897)
He hailed from Lemberg, Galicia. He completed a Ph.D. at Lemberg University. Over the years 1922-1939, he lived in Lodz, worked as a teacher in a Jewish women’s high school, and was active as a theater and art critic. He was cofounder of the Jewish revue theater of Lodz. He was a member of the Labor Zionist-Hitaḥdut Party of Poland. Until 1935 he was a regular contributor to: Lodzer tageblat (Lodz daily newspaper); Der morgen (The morning) in Lemberg; and Folk un land (People and country) and Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw; among others. He served as editor of the sole Polish Jewish daily newspaper Nasze Słowo (Our word) in Lodz (1927-1928). He also placed work in the Polish Jewish serials: Opinia (Opinion) and Nasz Przegląd (Our overview) in Warsaw; and Chwila (Moment) in Lemberg; among others. From the time of the German invasion of Poland in 1939, there has been no news about him.
Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Khayim Leyb Fuks, in Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), pp. 214, 254, 262.
Khayim Leyb Fuks