Tuesday 16 October 2018


Y. FEYGEL (1897-June 23, 1941)
            He was born in Rovne (Rovno), Volynia.  Until 1931 he was a community leader, journalist, and editor in Rovno, later until 1941 in Vilna.  He edited the thrice weekly newspaper Voliner vokh (Volynian week) which appeared 1924-1926 and of the weekly newspaper Voliner lebn (Volhynian life) (1927-1930).  He served as a correspondent from Volhynia for Moment (Moment) in Warsaw.  Over the years 1931-1939, he contributed work to Vilner tog (Vilna day), and later, until Soviet rule kicked in, of Vilner nayes (Vilna news).  At the time of the Nazi assault on Vilna, he was allowed to go to the Soviet border, and the local farmers shot him there at the time.

Sources: Biblyografishe yorbikher fun yivo (Bibliographic yearbooks from YIVO) (Warsaw, 1928), see index; Rovna, sefer zikaron (Rovno, remembrance volume) (Tel Aviv, 1956), pp. 263-64.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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