Thursday 6 December 2018


SHAYE FRIDMAN (1906-1942)
            He was born in Skalat (Skalati), eastern Galicia.  He graduated from a Polish Hebrew high school in Lemberg.  In 1929 he moved to Vilna and until 1934 studied in the Vilna teachers’ seminary.  Later, until WWII, he was a teacher in and administrator of the Tsisho (Central Jewish School Organization) school in Vileyke.  He published articles on pedagogical and community topics in: Vilner tog (Vilna day), Baginen (Dawn), Di naye shul (The new school), and Shul-vezn (School system), among others.  For political reasons, he changed his name to Shaye Fridberg.  The German Nazis murdered him.

Sources: L. Bayon, in Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), pp. 346-47.

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