MATISYOHU SHRAYBER (b. 1891)
He was born in Vilna. He graduated from the Warsaw polytechnical school as an engineer. For many years he served as director of the ORT (Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades) technical school in Vilna. He helped Vilna’s ORT publish fifteen lithographed handbooks on Yiddish with the terminology for mechanics, technology, and various branches of practical physics. He survived the Vilna ghetto and died in the Klooga concentration camp in Estonia. In book form: Teyln fun mashines, shroyfn (Machine parts, screws) (Vilna: ORT, 1938), 75 pp.
Sources: Hirsh Abramovitsh, Lerer yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), pp. 432-35.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 535-36.
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