Friday 22 February 2019


NOTE KASTELANSKI (January 13, 1894-1942?)
            He studied in yeshiva.  From 1921 he was one of the principal contributors to Vilner tog (Vilna day).  In 1937 he published a one-time piece Ofene diburim (Open words) for a projected weekly newspaper.  He published longer works in: Unzer tog (Our day) in Vilna;
Pinkes far der geshikhṭe fun vilne in di yorn fun milkhome un okupatsye Records of the history of Vilna in the years of war and occupation) (Vilna, 1922); M. Shalit’s anthology, Fun yor tsu yor (From year to year) (Warsaw, 1929); Shalit’s Almanakh fun yidishn literatn un zhurnalistn farayn in vilne (Almanac of the Jewish literary and journalistic association in Vilna) (Vilna, 1938).  He was deported by the Soviet authorities in 1940 and died in Siberia.

Sources: Unzer tog (Vilna) (November 9, 1937; May 6, 1938); Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3; Shmerke Katsherginski, Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947), pp. 286-87.
Leyzer Ran

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