Wednesday 13 March 2019


DOVID KARPINOVITSH (1910-November 4, 1972)
            He was a journalist, born in Vilna, the son of Moyshe and the brother of Avrom, Yankl, and Meylekh Karpinovitsh.  He attended Rameyle’s yeshiva and a Jewish musical institute.  In 1936 he was sentenced to twelve years in prison for Communist activities.  In 1939 he fled to Soviet Russia, fought during WWII as a Soviet and a Polish officer.  After the war he was a member of the editorial board of Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw and from 1957 of Letste nayes (Latest news) in Tel Aviv, Israel.  His books include: Adolf aykhman der bukhhalter fun toyt (Adolf Eichmann, the bookkeeper of death), with his brother under the pen name Br[other] Levitan (Tel Aviv, 1959), 62 pp., second enlarged edition under the title Adolf aykhman in di hent fun folk vos er hot gevolt farnikhtn (Adolf Eichmann in the hands of the people he wanted to destroy) (Tel Aviv, 1960), 129 pp.  With this same brother (using the same pen name), he translated into Yiddish: Leon Uris, Eksodus (Exodus) (Tel Aviv, 1961), 1263 pp.; with his brother Avrom, he translated a portion of Sefer hagevura (The book of heroism) (Tel Aviv, 1967/1968), pp. 245-474; and by himself, Sia loamim (Dialogue of fighters [usually translated into English as “The seventh day”] (Tel Aviv, 1969), 315 pp.  He died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Sefer hashana shel haitonim (Newspaper yearbook) (Tel Aviv, 1971-1973), pp. 350-51; M. Tsanin, in Letste nayes (Tel Aviv, November 5, 1972; December 3, 1972).
Ruvn Goldberg

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