ALPHABETICAL BIOGRAPHIES OF SNITKOV NATIVES
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JACK FRAGER (20th Century)
Born Yakov Treiger before WW I, Frager emigrated to the US in his teens, where he became a political activist, union campaigner, anti-Communist and proponent of Anarchism. For several decades, he served on the Editorial Board of "Die Freie Arbiter Stimme", (Voice of Free Labor), New York's Yiddish-language workers' newspaper. Other activities included organizing, speaking, conferences, and when he was older, was the subject of video and research interviews by historians. He was a noted pacifist. In his 80s, the press reported his arrest for anti-nuclear activities.
Frager's childhood recollections of pre-Revolution Snitkov will appear on this site in the near future. (Source: M. Frager)
MARK LVOVICH KATS 1906-1990
Kats was a physicist, born in Snitkov. He died aged 84 in Saratov Russia. (Saratov was heavily settled by dislocated Jews during the forced evacuations and other large population moves of the First World War and revolutionary years. FWW) Source: RJE. Kats is entry 2978 cited online at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/rje_k.htm.
YUD LAMED (Yoel Leib) MALAMUT 1886-1966
(Sometimes referred to as Ioel Gilevich Melamed)
Malamut was a journalist, poet, humorist and editor born in Snitkov, who later lived in many places around the world, including England, Canada, the western US and Israel. Most notably for our purposes here, he was the author of a hard-to-find 1930s Snitkov memoir of Yiddish poetry, "Snitkiv Mein Shtetl: Lider und Retzitatzies" (see Snitkov JewishLife).
Several of Malamut's other books remain in print, in Yiddish and English. Among them is “Southwestern Jews” (Los Angeles, 1959). Many of Malamut's works are in the collections of major institutions like the New York Public Library (http://www.nypl.org/). Sources: S-F, RJE - entry #4438. cited online at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/rje_m.htm;
SAMUEL TEPPER and TEPPER-BERNSTEIN Family (19th C.)
Reb Samuel TEPPER was a Torah scribe of Snitkov. He and Pearl Miriam BERNSTEIN, also of Snitkov, married and raised a family there; children included Lev and Josef Tepper. Reb Samuel had at least one Snitkov-born sibling. In their later years, he and Pearl emigrated. (Courtesy of A. Tapper.)
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