Noted Citizens of Lodz

Actors

  • ADLER, Julius, famous Yiddish actor in the "Great Theater"
  • KAMINSKA, Ida (1899-1980), actress, director; ran the Jewish Theater in post-war Lodz, organized the Polish Yiddish State Theater in 1948; born in Odessa
  • ZASLAVSI, famous Yiddish actor in the "Great Theater"

Architects

  • LANDAU-Gutenteger, Gustaw (1870-1917), architect; born in Czestochowa; son: LANDAU, Roman (1899-?), professor at University of San Francisco
  • LANDE, Dawid (1868-1928), architect
  • Zeligson, Adolf (1867-1919), in Polish  engineer, architect, designer of Poznanski's Palace and the Lodz Cemetery; died in Warsaw

Artists

  • Adler, Jankiel (1895-1949), (in Polish) artist, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Tuszyn, died Aldbourne, London, England
  • Altman, Natan (?-1929), painter
  • BARCINSKI, Henryk/Chanoch (1896-1944), born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz (or Tomaszow Mazowiecki in 1941); painter, Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group
  • Behrman, Adolf (1876-1942), painter; born in "Rydze", died in Bialystok
  • Bender, Stanislaw (1882-1921), painter, author; born in Lodz, died in "Niemczech" (Germany)
  • Brauner, Ida (1891-1949), member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Lodz, died in Warsaw
  • Brauner, Yitzhok (Vincent) (1887-1944), artist, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz?
  • Bromberg-Bytkowski, Zygmunt, of Lwow
  • BROMBERG, Moritz (Moshe Bar-Am) (1920-1982), born near Lodz, died in Canada; his art studies in Krakow were halted by the war; escaped with his brother from a concentration camp and ended up in the USSR, where he completed his studies and married Berta. Returning to Poland after the war, his long and fruitful career as an artist, sculptor, and art teacher flourished. Horrors of the war were depicted in his early paintings and sketches, which were exhibited throughout Poland. In 1950, he immigrated to Israel with his wife, son, and daughter. His art work received much praise from Israeli dignitaries and were displayed in various galleries there and abroad. [This information is provided by his son Eddie Bromberg.]
  • Brzezinska, Ewa (Chawa) (?-1985), painter, author; died in Israel
  • Chajmowicz, Henryk (1895-1939), born in Lodz
  • EPSTEIN, Henry (1891-1944), born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz
  • Finkelstein, Samuel (1890-1942), painter; born in Sandomierz, died in Treblinka
  • Glicenstein (GLITZENSTEIN), Henryk (Enrico/Henoch), well-known sculptor and painter
  • Goldberg, Lazar (1888-?), painter; born in Lodz
  • Gurewicz, Mojzesz (1907-1944), avant-garde artist; born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz
  • Gutentag, Zofia (1899-1933), painter, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Lodz, died in San Antonio
  • Haber, Tobiasz, painter
  • Haneman, Max (1882-1941), painter, born in Lodz
  • Hecht, Jozef (1891-1952), graphic artist; born in Lodz, died in Paris
  • Hirszenberg (HERSCHENBERG), Samuel (1865-1908), outstanding painter
  • Hirszfang, Ignacy (1890-1943), painter; born in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, died in Auschwitz or Warsaw; painted a self-portrait; Note: for details see Fenster, Hersh, "Undsere Farpainikte Kinstler" (Yiddish: Our Tormented Artists), Paris: 1951, pages 83 - 84.
  • Kahane, Joachim (1890-1940), artist; born in Zobkach, Tarnopol; died in the Lodz ghetto.
  • Kohn, Henoch, artist, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group
  • Landau, Zygmunt (1898-1962), painter; born in Lodz, died in Paris
  • Lejzerowicz, Izrael (1899-1943), painter; born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz?
  • LEWIN, Julian (1917-1940), avant-garde artist; born in Lodz, died in Treblinka
  • LIBESKIND, Nachman (1909-2001), survivor and artist, born in Lodz; son of Chaim Haskell and Ruchla Laja (nee' Boruchowicz) of Przedborz; died June 20, 2001 in New York
  • Lichtenstein, Izaak (1888-1981), graphic artist; born in Lodz, died in New York
  • Loria-LANDAU (LANDECKA), Helena (1896-1984), painter; born in Krakow, died in Lodz
  • Lindenfeld, Pola (1898-1939), artist, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Lodz
  • MACZNIK, Jacob (1905-1945), painter; born in Lodz, died 10 May 1945 in the Ebensee camp, a division of Mauthausen [information provided by his nephew, Samson Munn]; painted "A Wooden Synagogue"; Note: for details see Fenster, Hersh, "Undsere Farpainikte Kinstler" (Yiddish: Our Tormented Artists), Paris: 1951, pages 136 - 141 [Note: in this book Fenster incorrectly states that Macznik died in Auschwitz].
  • Majzner (Meisner), Salomon (1886-1942), portrait artist; born in Kalisz, died in Lodz ghetto
  • Markiel, Jakub (1911-), painter; born in Lodz, now [2006] living in the Rothschild Foundation in Paris, France [information provided by Bob Margolies]
  • Matus, Dina (1895-1940), member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group; born in Lodz
  • Menkesowa, Aniela (1897-1914), avant-garde artist; born in Lodz, died in Lwow
  • Mitler, Jozef (Izrael) (1895-1939), painter
  • Modenstein, Dawid (1854-1912), portrait and realist artist; died in Lodz
  • Modrzycki, Maurycy (1890-1951), expressionist artist; born in Lodz, died in USA
  • Monat, Henryk (1867-1919), artist; born in Czestochowa, died in Berlin
  • Neuman, Jecheskiel Mojzesz, artist, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group
  • Obodowski, (Obadiahu) Samuel (1892-1963), painter; born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Lodz as a child, died in Tel Aviv. [Thanks to J. Goldberg for providing this information.]
  • Olej, Mieczyslaw (1898-1940), painter; died in New York
  • Pilichowski, Leopold (1869-1933), painter; born near Sieradz, died in London; received a gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900 for his painting "The Wandering Jew."
  • Rajcher, Ignacy, painter
  • Rozental, Roman (1897-1943), artist; born in Lodz, died in Treblinka
  • Slodki, Marcel (1892-1943), post-impressionist painter; born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz;  
  • Schilis (Szylis), Hersz (1909-1987), artist; born in Lodz, died in Israel
  • SOBEL, Jehudith, (b. 1924), artist; born in Poland; attended the Academy of Fine Art in Lodz, Poland; she moved to Israel where she was very active in the emerging art world
  • Szapira, Marek (Maks), painter; born in Lodz, died in Lodz ghetto
  • Szczekacz (Zur), Samuel (1917-1983), avant-garde artist; born in Lodz, died in "Niemczech"
  • Szenbrun, Rega (?-1942), portait painter; died in Lodz ghetto
  • Szerman, Szymon (1917-1943?), born in Lodz, died in Holocaust; art: In the Ghetto of Lodz-Deportation, Lodz ghetto
  • Szpigiel (SPIEGEL), Natan (1900-1943), painter; born in Lodz, died in the Lodz ghetto; member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group 
  • Szreter (Schreter), Zygmunt (1886-1977), post-impressionist painter; born in Lodz, died in France
  • SZWARC, Amos, art: Three Children in the Lodz Ghetto, 1944, Lodz ghetto
  • SZWARC, M., painted a portrait of Mordecai Chaim Rumkowski in the Lodz ghetto (1942)
  • SZWARC, Marek (1895-1958), painter, sculptor, member of Jung Idysz Jewish artists' group, converted to Catholicism in 1921; born in Zgierz, died in Paris
  • SZYK, Arthur (1894-1951), artist, illuminator and caricaturist; born in Lodz, died 13 September in New York
  • Trebacz, Maurycy (1861-1941), painter; born in Warsaw, died in the Lodz ghetto
  • Willenberg, Perec (1874-1947), painter; born in Makow Mazowiecki (survivor of the Warsaw ghetto uprising), died in Lodz

Attorneys

  • DOBRANICKI, Stanislaw (d. 1940), ul. Cegielniana 45; secretary of the Reform synagogue committee 
  • Wajskopf, Bernard (d. 1945), attorney, first chairman of the Jewish community after WWII; brother Daniel was an organizer of the resistance movement in the ghetto
  • Zalszupin, Ignacy, attorney, Zionist activist, Lodz Jews' candidate to Duma (Russian legislative assembly)

Jewish Members of Lodz City Council, 1919-1939 

  • Babiacki, Ajzyk Edward, member of Zionist party
  • Baumgarten, Nusem, member of Bund
  • BERMAN, Yechiel Yitzchak (Chil Icek), member of Agudas Izrael party
  • BIALER, Szulim (Solomon), member of Agudas Izrael party
  • BIALER, Tebias, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • BIALER, Izaak Majer, member of Zionist party
  • Billauer, Jakob Icek, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • BRAUDE, Rabbi Markus (1869-1949) educator, creator of the first Jewish high school, member of Zionist party; senator in the Polish Sejm
  • Dobranicki, Stanislaw, member of Agudas Izrael Party
  • Ejchnerowa, Rajzla, member of Bund party
  • ELLENBERG, Zygmunt, member of Zionist party
  • FEIN, Majer (Marek), member of Zionist party
  • FEINER, Eliasz, member of Religious party
  • Handelsman, Sura Chana, member of Bund
  • Helman, Mozes, member of Zionist party
  • Holenderski, Lew, member of Poalei-Tzion party
  • Jarblum, Michal, member of Zionist party
  • Joel, Eliasz, member of Zionist party
  • Kaplan, Abram Majer, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Koenigsberg, Szlama Aron, member of Religious party
  • Krasuski, Mendel, member of Religious party
  • Krausz, Julius (Gyula), member of Zionist party
  • LANDKOF, Abram Elja, member of Bund party; wife: Lola; daughter: Irene [contributed by Andy Jerison, grandson]
  • LANGLEBEN, Abram (1871-1929) (in Polish), headed the Jewish community, member of the Zionist party; born in Warsaw, died in Otwock, son of Aron Jehuda
  • Levine, Izaak, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Librach, Jakob, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Lichtenstein, Izrael, member of Bund
  • LIEBERMAN, Rabbi Fishel (Liberman, Fiszel) (1899-Holocaust), owner of textile business, member of the Municipal Council of Lodz and Orthodox community activist, member of Agudas Izrael party; born in Zelow, murdered by the Nazis in the Lodz prison and buried in a mass grave
  • Lipszyc, Bencjon, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Majzner, Herszlik (Herschel), a member of the Lodz City Council and a senior leader of the Jewish Bund in Lodz; in early 1939 he correctly anticipated that the Germans would invade Poland and imprison or otherwise get rid of Jewish leaders and decided to leave the country, but was unable to get a passport or visa due to his political activities; he borrowed the papers of his younger brother, Shmuel Majzner, and used those to leave Poland; wound up in Lithuania, where Japanese consul Kaunas issued him a transit visa to Japan; in February 1941 he was a passenger on the Japanese liner Asama Maru that arrived in San Francisco on March 6, 1941 (and appears in a group photo taken on the ship, which appeared in the US Holocaust Museum magazine [search for: "Asama Maru"]  -- he is the short person in the back row standing two persons to the left of the Japanese naval officer in the white hat at the far right edge of the photo; the Japanese officer has his hand on the shoulder of Japanese man standing in front of the officer); upon arrival in the US as Shmuel (Sam) Majzner, the former Herschel Majzner officially became Sam Mazner and moved to New York where he worked as a tailor until entering the US Army Air Force shortly after the US entered WWII.  [Information submitted by Sam Mazner’s nephew, Martin Mazner. See Guest Book entry for 26 April 2006 for more details about the family.]
  • Margolis, Aleksander, member of Bund
  • Margulies, Jozef, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Mendelssohn, Uszer (Asher), member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Mermelsztajn, Majer, member of Bund
  • Milman, Szmul, member of Bund
  • Mincberg, Jakub Lejb (1884-1941?) (in Polish), factory owner ("Lipsztejn and Mincberg," ul. Dowborczykow 25), headed the Jewish community before WWII, member of Agudas Izrael party; born in Radom, died in "Wilnie"?, son of Bencjon and Chany (nee' Najman); married Ryfka KOHN in 1902; daughter Hinde; born 1904, son Majer, born 1905; residence: ul. Glownej 47
  • Morgentaler, Icek Jozef, member of Bund
  • Nutkiewicz, Szlama, member of Bund
  • Nutkowicz, Boruch, member of Bund
  • Polak, Dawid, member of Bund
  • POZNANSKI, Chaim Lejb, member of Bund
  • PRASZKIER, Gerson, member of Zionist party
  • Rajchman, Szymon Majer, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Rogowy, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai (1898-1942), educator, publisher, journalist, founder of the Agudas Izrael party; died on August 1, 1942 in Treblinka with his wife and nine children 
  • Rozenblatt, Jerzy, member of Zionist party
  • Rozencweig, Dawid, member of Poalei-Tzion party
  • Rusak, Alkon Aleksander, member of Zionist party
  • RUSS Beniamin, member of Religious party
  • Ryterband, Sara, member of Zionist party
  • Schweig, Jozef, member of Zionist party
  • Szpiro, Boruch, member of Poalei-Tzion party
  • Sztajnsznajder, Chuna Abram, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Szyfman, Leon, member of Poalei-Tzion party
  • Tartakower, Leon, member of Zionist party
  • UGER, Isajasz (1873-1939), journalist, political leader; born in Wolyn district, murdered by the Nazis in Lodz
  • WACHS, Ber, member of Zionist party
  • WAJS, Ludwik, member of Zionist party
  • Wirowski, Beniamin, member of Bund
  • WOJDYSLAWSKI, Icek Majer, member of Religious party
  • Zajde, Majer, member of Zionist-Revisionist party
  • Zygielbojm, Szmul Mordka, member of Bund
  • Zylberbogen, Jozef, member of Poalei-Tzion party
  • Zynger, Estera, member of Poalei-Tzion party

Community Leaders

  • ALTER, Nechemia (1873-Holocaust), scholar and religious leader, son of Yehuda Aryeh Leib ALTER "Sfas Emes"; wife: daughter of the Rebbe of Lomza; incarcerated in the Lodz ghetto; died in Warsaw ghetto and buried in Warsaw cemetery
  • ALTER, Moshe, inter-war period
  • BAMAC, Dawid, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Bendet, Mejer, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Bender, Lev/Lou, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Berger, Hanoch, inter-war period
  • BERLINER, Yakov, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • BIALER, Awigdor
  • BIALER, Berish
  • Breuer, Kalman
  • COHEN, Michael Adolph, attorney-at-law, leader of the Jewish community of Lodz in 1904 (JE)
  • Deutsch, Jechiel, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Eizner, Avraham
  • FASTAG, Josef
  • Friedenson, Eliezer Gerszon
  • Gersht, Moshe, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Gesundheit, Joshua Eliezer, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • GINZBERG, Moshe
  • Gorman, Beryl, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Grytman, Sender
  • HERC, Judel
  • HERZBERG, a leader of the Jewish community of Lodz in 1904 (JE)
  • HORWICZ, Lev, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • JOSKOWICZ, Meir
  • JOSKOWICZ, Tzvi Hersz, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Justman, Benyamin Eliezer
  • Krotker, Velvel
  • KUTNER, Leibl, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Landenberg, Rabbi Felek
  • Langleben, Abram (1871-1929) (in Polish), headed the Jewish community, member of the Zionist party; born in Warsaw, died in Otwock, son of Aron Jehuda
  • LEWIN, Rabbi Benim
  • LIEBERMAN, Rabbi Fishel (Liberman, Fiszel) (1899-Holocaust), owner of textile business, member of the Municipal Council of Lodz and Orthodox community activist, member of Agudas Izrael party; born in Zelow, murdered by the Nazis in the Lodz prison and buried in a mass grave
  • LIEBERMAN, Hersz Mordechai
  • Mileiner, Yakov, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • MINC, Benjamin, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Mincberg, Jakub Lejb (1884-1941?) (in Polish), factory owner ("Lipsztejn and Mincberg," ul. Dowborczykow 25), headed the Jewish community before WWII, member of Agudas Izrael party; born in Radom, died in "Wilnie", son of Bencjon and Chany (nee' Najman); married Ryfka KOHN in 1902; daughter Hinde; born 1904, son Majer, born 1905; residence: ul. Glownej 47
  • Neuhauz, Yakov
  • Nurenberg, Abraham Hersz
  • Oberbaum, Rabbi Simcha (1851-1942), community leader (Aleksanderer Chassid); born in Warsaw, died August 29, 1942 in the Lodz ghetto
  • PINKUS, a leader of the Jewish community of Lodz in 1904 (JE)
  • Plywacki, Eliezer
  • PTASZNIK, Shmuel (1899-1944), founder and head of Nossein Lechem (organization for feeding of the poor), head of Chevra Kadisha in the Lodz ghetto; born in Lodz, died in Auschwitz, son of Avrohom Yosef and Sarah Atara (Kreindel, nee' BERLINER) [contributed by Irving Gertel, grandson]
  • RADZINER, Avraham, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • RADZINER, Nataniel
  • Szrajbaum, Mendel, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization
  • SZTAL, Dawid
  • SZTERNFELD, Hanoch
  • Szwajtlowski, Yeshayahu
  • SZWARC, Nachman
  • Szwarcman, Abram Yitzchak
  • Teitelbaum, Itche Meir
  • Tiktiner, Abraham
  • UGER, Isajasz (1873-1939), journalist, political leader, member of Lodz City Council; born in Wolyn district, murdered by Nazis in Lodz
  • WAMAC / BAMAC, Dawid
  • Warszaweker, Yakov, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization
  • Wiazowski / Wionzowski, Benjamin, president of the synagogue on ul. Wolborska; daughter, Raizel (wife of Yechiel PARZENCZEWSKA; children: Malka, Bluma, Sara - who survived the Holocaust) [contributed by Dr. Charles Silow, great-grandson]
  • Weilman, Gerszon
  • WEIMATZ, Aba
  • WEIMATZ, Yisrael Dawid
  • WOJDYSLAWSKI, Aron Josef
  • WOJDYSLAWSKI, Henoch, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization
  • WOJDYSLAWSKI, Mejer, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • WOJDYSLAWSKI, Moshe, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization
  • ZEDERBAUM (CEDERBAUM), Moshe, Gerer Chassid
  • ZEDERBAUM (CEDERBAUM), Yitzchak, member of Agudas Izrael party
  • Zejdenwarm, Yakov, inter-war period
  • ZEJDLER, Szulim, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization
  • Zylbersztajn, Lejb, "Linas Hatzedek" charitable organization

Educators

  • BERLINER, Rabbi Nota Jerucham (1896-Holocaust), publisher and educator, "Bais-Yakov" movement
  • BERMAN, Rabbi Yitzchak
  • Braude, Rabbi Markus (1869-1949) educator, creator of the first Jewish high school
  • Duskin, Sender
  • Edelman, Herszel
  • Eizenberg, Rabbi Avraham
  • Flata, Yitzchak
  • Friedenson, Eliezer Gerszon, "Bais-Yakov" movement
  • Gelbart, Rabbi Baruch
  • GERST, Yehuda Laib (1906-1963), religious educator; survivor of the Lodz ghetto and  Bergen-Belsen, later became a prominent historian of Hebrew literature in the State of Israel and recipient of the Rav Kook prize; author of
  • Grobsztajn, Avraham Mordechai
  • Grodzenski, Rabbi Shlomo, head of the Yeshivat Torat Chesed (Yeshiva)
  • Gutkowski, Yakov
  • Hiller, Chaim
  • JOSKOWICZ, Yakov Wolf
  • KAMINETZ, Rabbi Naphtali (1896-1944), author, educator in Bais Yakov schools
  • KATZENELSON, Yitzhak (1886-1944), poet, educator and writer; family and school photos before W.W.II; 1943 portrait of KATZENELSON; excerpt from "Song of the Murdered Jewish People"; born in Koreliszach, died in Auschwitz
  • KEMPINSKI, Isidor (d. 1900), founded a secular school for Jewish children shortly before his death (JE)
  • Lew, Rabbi Yisrael
  • Majzel, Rabbi Eliasz Chaim (1821-1912), sixth chief rabbi of Lodz from 1873 to 1912, founder of the first Talmud-Torah; born in Grodko, near Vilnius
  • Pajanowski, Josef
  • Pasternak, Josef
  • Perelmutter, Moshe
  • Piekarski, Yizrael Yitzchak
  • Piotrkowski, Avraham
  • Rabinowitz, Rabbi Shlomo Chanoch (1882-1942), last rebbe of the Radomsk (Radomsko) dynasty, educator, a director of the Kesser Torah organization
  • ROGOWY, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai (1898-1942), educator, writer, Orthodox Bund (worker's movement) activist
  • Rubinsztajn, Itche
  • Shneerson, Beryl
  • Sterling, Dr. Seweryn (1864-1932)
  • WACHS, a leader of the Jewish community of Lodz in 1904 (JE)
  • ZAJDEL (Seidel), Rabbi Mojzesz, scholar and talmudist; director of the yeshiva in Lodz

Industrialists and Businessmen

  • BARCINSKI, Salomon (1851-1902), wool factory owner, born in Nieszawa, son of Abraham; factory address: ul. Tylna 6; married Ruchla (d. 1929) daughter of Jozef Birnbaum; sons: Stefan (d. 1939), and Marceli (1881-1929), Henryk, and Adam; daughters: Lucyna GUTMAN and Emma MARKUSFELD. [source: Jan M. Engel]
  • Baruch, Mojzesz, Pabianice entrepreneur; buried in old Lodz cemetery
  • Bary, Judel LEWIN, ul. F. Zwirki (Karola) 19
  • Belin, M., developed trade with Russia
  • Berger, Boruch (1805-1887), factory owner and philanthropist; born in Zdiechow, brother of Lajzor; married to Mindla (Emily, nee' Krauze)
  • BERGER, Lajzor (1808-1887), factory owner, philanthropist, member of Chevra Kadisha, co-founder of Jewish elementary school; born in Zdiechow, brother of Boruch; married to Sura Hendel (nee' Bronowski)
  • BIALER, Tuvia, prominent industrialist
  • Birenzweig, Isaac, businessman and philanthropist; developer of Baluty
  • BlaUwat, Isaac, businessman; developer of Baluty
  • CUKIER, Ludwig, industrialist; president of a synagogue, representative  of the Jewish community, on boards of many charitable institutions, including  Gemiluth Hasadim and the Montefiore Lodz of B'nai Brith; father of Julian
  • Czamanski, Samuel (1829-1910)
  • Dobranicki, B.
  • Dobranicki, Jakob
  • DOBRZYNSKI, Jozef Abram (d. 1902), philanthropist, president of the "Vilker Shul" on ul. Wolczanska; son of Mejlech; father of 11 children; address: Plac Wolnosci 11 
  • Elbinger, Markus (1820-1865), among first factory owners in Lodz; moved around 1851 from Tomaszow Mazowiecki to Lodz and created a small 'atelier' (industry). At first, it was small and modest with only 9 machines, but at the end of the 1850s it was much bigger and he was among the most important industrialists in Lodz, with a wool products/weaving business; Markus' propriety was located on Polnocnej 6, where he was also selling strong beverages. There with much taste he invited the people from Jewish Institutions. There also he had his apartment, a Heder and a Hassidic sect; wife was Rywka; Hirszel Elbinger, his son, was a Hassid and had his house in Warszawa. [contributed by Dr. H. Daniel Wagner]
  • ETINGOM, Borys and Naum
  • FRIEDMAN, Abraham, pioneering investor of big capital and among first factory owners
  • GERSON, Aron, pioneering investor of big capital and among first factory owners
  • GINSBERG, J., developed trade with Russia
  • GUTSZTADT, Jankiel, founder of the first bookshop in Lodz; buried in the old cemetery
  • Hertz, Isaak (1830-1905)
  • Hirszberg, Jakob, address: ul. Spacerowa 23/25
  • Honigstock, Meir, owner of nightclub "Paradies"
  • JARONCINSKI, Zygmunt (1824-1909)
  • Kestenberg, Jakub (d. 1921), prominent industrialist
  • KON, ?, factory owner; residence address: ul. Targowa
  • KON, Oskar (Aszer) (1870-died after 1945), industrialist and philanthropist, co-founder of B'nai Brith in Lodz; born in Lodz, died in South America, grandson of Lajzer BERGER
  • KONSZTAT
  • Likiernik, Adolf, pioneering investor of big capital and among first factory owners
  • OSSER
  • POZNANSKI, Izrael Kalmanowicz (1833-1900), industrialist and philanthropist; born in Aleksandrow; industrial complex address: ul. Ogrodowa 17; his family's palaces are now home to the Museum of History of Lodz, Museum of Art and Music Academy
  • PRUSSAK, A., businessman
  • Rozenblatt, Szaja (1840-1922)
  • Sachs, Ignacy, banker
  • Silberstein, Markus (1833 or 1837-1899)
  • SPEKTOR, J.
  • Stiller, Arnold (1845-1904), born in Germany, son of Izaak; owned wool factory; wife, Valesca
  • WARSZAWSKI, Jacob (1818-  ), industrialist and founder of the synagogue on ul. Wolborska; moved to Lodz in 1838 from Krosniewice; son of Shimon; wife: Ester (daughter of Mordechai BERGER), children: Szymon, Zacharjasz (director of the firm "I. K. Poznanski"), Mordechaj, Izak Meir of Warsaw; daughters married Lajbl AJZNEROWICZ of Piotrkow, Jehiel BERMAN, Abraham ENGIELKE and Jakob GOLDBERG
  • WYSLICKI, Chaim, prominent industrialist
  • ZALCMAN, J., businessman
  • ZALCMAN, Samuel, owned tenements on ul. Solna; buried in old cemetery

Musicians

  • BEIGELMAN, David (1887-1945), violinist, conductor, composer, and theater critic, born into a large musical family in Lodz; wrote orchestra works and songs describing life in the Lodz ghetto and conducted concerts; deported to Auschwitz in 1944, then sent to a slave labor camp, where he died in February, 1945; wrote Tsigaynerlid as a tribute to some of the Gypsies in the Lodz ghetto attempting to drown their sorrows in song and dance: audio sample of Tsigaynerlid (Real Audio Player required for listening)
  • GOLDSTEIN, I., famous composer
  • HILSBERG, Aleksander
  • HILSBERG, Ignacy
  • KON (KOHN), Henech (1890-?), composer of operatic, film and theatrical music; returned to Lodz from the U.S.S.R. in 1945, then involved with the Jewish Theater in Lodz
  • Podkaminer, Naum
  • Rubinstein, Arthur (1887-1982), pianist; born in Lodz, died in Geneva
  • TANSMAN, Aleksander (1897-1986), pianist and composer, born in Lodz, died in Paris?; address: ul. Prochnika 18
  • VINAVER, Chemjo, famous conductor

Physicians

  • KON
  • LANDKOF, Dr. Abram Elja, physician, member of Bund party; wife: Lola; daughter: Irene [contributed by Andy Jerison, grandson]
  • LANDKOFOWA, Dr. Lola, dentist; wife of Dr. Abram Elja LANDKOF; survived the Holocaust with daughter, Irene [contributed by Andy Jerison, grandson]
  • Pinkus, Dr. Wladyslaw (1849-1929), physician, social activist, set up the third ambulance service in Poland 1899; died in Lodz; wife, Hawa (nee' Grynbaum), 1856-1912
  • Schweig, Dr. Samuel Josef, physician, co-founder of B'nai Brith in Lodz
  • Sterling, Dr. Seweryn (1864-1932), physician, teacher, scholar, head of medical school; born in Gustek (near Tomaszow Mazowiecki), died in Rabka
  • SZEPS, Dr. Jozef (1900-1939), physician, born in Zgierz. 
    • After  matriculation at age 16, Dr. Szeps started medical studies at the University of Prague. In 1918, as a member of "Legia akademicka," he joined the army (Second Legion). He was transferred to the front during World War I with a horse regiment artillery. Several weeks later he was transferred to a field hospital unit, and soon became the regimental surgeon (being only a third-year medical student). In 1920 He re-entered the medical school of the University of Lwow and obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree. He continued with two years of postgraduate studies in Vienna and, in 1924, returned to Lodz where he practiced until WWII. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Szeps had ties with the armed forces, as a member of CWSan (centrum wyszkolenia sanitarnego), and took frequent refresher  courses in Warsaw. In 1938 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Mobilized in August 1939, he left Lodz on September 5th with the Second Army Hospital. Taken prisoner by the Bolsheviks, he was sent to a camp in Kozielsk and was subsequently murdered in April 1940 in the Katyn Forest at age 39 (ID#3630). [contributed by son Dr. Jerzy Szeps]
  • URBACH, Dr. Michal (1806-1888), born in Dzialoszyn

Poets and Writers

Publishers

  • BERLINER, Rabbi Nota Jerucham (1896-Holocaust), publisher and educator
  • BRODERSON, Moshe (1890-1956), poet and publisher (in Polish); born in Moscow, died in Warsaw
  • Czichlinski, Rabbi Saadia (1885-Holocaust), scholar, publisher, Orthodox community activist
  • ELLENBERG, Z., editor of Miesiecznik Zydowski
  • Frenkel, J., editor of Miesiecznik Zydowski
  • HAMBURSKI
  • KAHAN, Lejzor (1885-Holocaust), journalist, newspaper publisher in Lodz and Warsaw; born in Goldingen
  • Tartakower, A., editor of Miesiecznik Zydowski
  • UGER, Isajasz (1873-1939), journalist, political leader, member of Lodz City Council; publisher of the newspaper Lodzher Togblat; born in Wolyn district, murdered by the Nazis in Lodz

Scientists

  • Sternfeld, Arie (1905-1980), mathematician, wrote "Introduction to Cosmonautics" (on the theory of space flight); born in Sieradz, lived in Moscow after 1933; address: ul. Wieckowskiego 21
  • TUGENDHOLC, Teofil, chemist, pharmacist, author of works on pharmacology; buried in the old cemetery

Other Notables

  • JANOWSKI, David, born in Lodz; champion chess-player of France. On his visit to his native city in 1900 the authorities recognized his successes by presenting him with a gold medal. (JE)
  • SADOKIERSKI, Emanuel, received a gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900 for excellency in bookbinding and for articles made of papier-mâché ("Currier Warszawski," 1900, No. 239). (JE)

Sources

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The assistance of Jan M. Engel and Irving Gertel in the preparation of this page is gratefully acknowledged.

Accuracy of the above information is not guaranteed. Any comments or additions to this page should be directed to: Roni Seibel Liebowitz

This page last updated July 16, 2006.

 

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