Sunday 24 February 2019


AVROM KAPLAN (b. March 27, 1892)
            He was born in Brisk (Brest).  He graduated from a Chełm high school as an external student.  Over the years 1912-1915, he published articles in: Haynt (Today), Moment (Moment), Stern (Star) in Vilna, and Gut morgen (Good morning) in Odessa.  He collected materials on the towns of Polesia.  From this he published: “Di geshikhte fun der shtodt brisk-delite fun 1890-1915” (The history of the city Brisk of Lithuania, 1890-1915) in the weekly Polyeser shtime (Voice of Polesia) 24 (1923); “Polyeser shtedt un shtedtlekh—pruzhani, pinsk, kobrin un slonim” (Cities and towns of Polesia: Pruzhany, Pinsk, Kobrin, and Slonim) in Polyeser vokhenblat (Polesia weekly newspaper) (1923).  He was the author of Der khurbn fun brisk in der velt-milkhome (The destruction of Brisk in the world war) (Brisk, 1925), 29 pp.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Entsiklopediya shel galuyot, brisk delita (Encyclopedia of the Diaspora, Brisk, Lithuania) (Tel Aviv, 1955), p. 297.
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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