Monday 20 May 2019


SHMUEL ROZENSHTEYN (1895-August 1944)
            He was a journalist, born in Lodz.  For many years he served as the Lodz correspondent for Haynt (Today) in Warsaw.  He survived the Lodz ghetto.  He was editor of the Litsmanshtater geto-tsaytung (Litzmannstadt ghetto newspaper) and kept the official Getobukh (Ghetto book).  In the ghetto he wrote children’s songs which were sung in Jewish schools.  He died at Auschwitz.

Sources: B. Mark, Umgekumene shrayber fun di getos un lagern (Murdered writers from the ghettos and camps) (Warsaw, 1954), pp. 165-67; Khayim Leyb Fuks, Lodzh shel mayle, dos yidishe gaystiḳe un derhoybene lodzh, 100 yor yidishe un oykh hebreishe literatur un kultur in lodzh un in di arumiḳe shtet un shtetlekh (Lodz on high, the Jewish spiritual and elevated Lodz, 100 years of Yiddish and also Hebrew literature and culture in Lodz and in the surrounding cities and towns) (Tel Aviv: Perets Publ., 1972), pp. 150-51.
Berl Cohen

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