Thursday, 28 July 2016

BER ZALKIND

BER ZALKIND
            He was a teacher of painting and drawing in Jewish schools in Vilna.  In the years between the two world wars, he frequently published articles on issues concerning painting and art in the Vilna Yiddish newspapers.  With the outbreak of WWII (September 1939), he escaped from Vilna to Grodno, and from there he was evacuated to Soviet Russia, where he died soon after arriving.

Sources: Sh. Katsherginski, in Khurbn vilne (The Holocaust in Vilna) (New York, 1947), p. 191; Lerer-yizker-bukh (Remembrance volume for teachers) (New York, 1954), p. 158; Y. Sandel, in Folksshtime (Warsaw) (November 17, 1956).


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