Monday 20 May 2019


AVROM-TSVI ROZENKRANTS (October 27, 1815-December 8, 1901)
            He was a publisher, born in Kletsk (Klieck), Minsk Province.  He changed his surname of Feder to Rozenkrants, and his brother Mendl change his own surname to Shriftzetser.  Together with Shmuel-Yoysef Fin, he founded a publishing house and a print shop which was—after Fin’s death in 1890—known as the firm of “Rozenkrants and Shriftzetser.”  In addition to one hundred Hebrew-language books, they published roughly one hundred novels and storybooks in Yiddish which were later reprinted many times.  The first Yiddish publication was Di yudishe geshikhte (Jewish history) by Shmuel Resser.  He died in Vilna.  MENDL SHRIFTZETSER was born on December 18, 1819 and died on November 29, 1906.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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