Wednesday 5 June 2019


YITSKHOK RUDASHEVSKI (ca. 1927-September 1943)
            Born in Vilna, he was a pupil in the senior high school there.  He was confined in the Vilna ghetto, age fifteen, and kept a diary which was published with abstracts in Di goldene keyt (The golden chain) in Tel Aviv 15 (1853), pp. 18-57.  It also appeared in Hebrew translation by Avraham Yavin under the title Yomano shel naar mivilna, yuni 1941-april 1973 (The diary of a youngster from Vilna, June 1941-April 1943) (Tel Aviv, 1976), 126 pp.  He was murdered during the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 506.

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