Wednesday 30 January 2019


MORTKHE KAHANOVITSH (1904/1905-1941)
            He was born in Vilna.  He graduated in 1926 from the Vilna Jewish Teachers’ Seminary.  He worked as a teacher in Visoke (Wysocie Litewskie) and at the Medem Sanatorium in Warsaw.  He was secretary of the terminology commission at YIVO.  He wrote articles for: Di naye shul (The new school) in Vilna and Vilner tog (Vilna day).  He was the author of Arbets-heftn tsuhilf der yidisher shul (Workbooks to help in the Jewish school) (Vilna, 1928), 16 pp., and, together with Falk Haylperin, the reader Feste trit (Firm step) (Vilna, 1930), 255 pp.  He died in Ponar.

Sources: Shmerke Katsherginski, Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947); Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembarnce volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), pp. 356, 376; Leyzer Ran, 25 yor yung vilne (Twenty-five years of Young Vilna) (New York, 1955).
Leyzen Ran

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