H. was born on 12 March 1868 in Most, Grodno region,
He learned in a cheder.
Later, as an actor, he made it through the course of a
Russian middle school, later studying political economy,
and since 1898 he was active in the field of
credit cooperation. He was the director of the "first
Vilna Yiddish [ley] and [shpor-kase] for tradesmen and
small dealers". He wrote about cooperation, at first in
Russian, afterwards in Yiddish, and on the theme he
published several brochures and booklets.
In 1929 in Vilna he
published his play "Ayza shalyman", a drama in four acts
and one scene [pp. 83], that was never performed.
According to Sh. Katshergtinski he may have [fargast]
and published several plays.
When the Nazis entered
Vilna, they led him into the ghetto with his wife, the
Vilna teacher Rivka Libishski, who there envisaged(?)
her at work. In the ghetto, H. worked in the "kase" of
Because of his age, he was
not able to fit into the new conditions, but he
nevertheless worked there. His wife was in a "selection"
and was sent away to her death. He was sent to Estonia,
where in 1944 he was killed in the Kivioli camp.
"Lexicon of the New
Yiddish Literature", New York, 1960, pp. 24-25.