Monday 10 December 2018


YOYSEF FRIDENZON (b. April 24, 1922)
            The son of Leyzer-Gershon Fridenzon, he was born in Lodz, Poland.  Until 1939 he studied at the yeshiva Ḥokhme lublin (Sages of Lublin).  During the Nazi occupation, he was confined in the Warsaw Ghetto and later in Auschwitz.  After liberation he left for Germany where he served as secretary general of Agudat Yisrael and also co-editor of the Orthodox newspaper Dos yudishe vort (The Jewish word)—with R. Aviezer Burshteyn and Dovid Adler.  In 1951 he came to the United States.  He contributed to the six volumes of the encyclopedia of martyrs’ biographies, Ela ezkera (These I remember) (New York, 1959); and to Hainukh vehatarbut haivrit (Hebrew education and culture) (New York, 1959).  He edited the holiday almanac for Dos yidishe vort (The Jewish word) in New York and its special jubilee issues.  He was the technical editor for the monthly Dos idishe vort (The Jewish word) put out by Agudat Yisrael, and he also edited the series “Ortodoksishe biblyotek” (Orthodox library)

Sources: Fun noentn over (New York) 3 (1957), p. 241; N. Gordon, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (New York) (March 23, 1961); B. Ts. Goldberg, in Tog-morgn-zhurnal (March 14, 1965).
Yankev Kahan

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