ZALMEN SHIK (SZYK) (d. May 8, 1942)
Born in Latvia, he was for many years chairman of the Vilna branch of the Landkentenish (land touring) society (VILG). He contributed to: Landkentenish yedies (Landkentenish information) in Warsaw, Gluboker vokh (Gluboke week), Unzer lebn (Our life) in Bialystok, Sport-tsaytung (Sport newspaper) in Warsaw, Etyudn (Studies) in Vilna, the Vilna daily newspaper Di tsayt (the times) (1931-1939), and Vilner almanakh (Vilna almanac) (1939). In book form: 1000 yor vilne (One thousand years of Vilna), part 1 (Vilna: VILG, 1939), 520 pp. He fled Vilna to Lide (Lida) with prepared materials for part 2. He was murdered by the Nazis.
Sources: Hirsh Abramovitsh, in Di tsayt (Vilna) (May 19, 1939); Shloyme Bastomski, in Shulfraynd (Vilna) 1-3 (1939); Leyzer Ran, Yerusholaim delite, ilustrirt un dokumentirt (Jerusalem of Lithuania, illustrated and documented) (New York, 1974-1975), see index.
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