| Shmerke Kaczerginski
was a member of a group of Yiddish writers and artists
named "Yung Vilne" (Young Vilna.)
Obituary in The Forward, 9 May 1954:
SHMERKA KACZERGINSKI," noted Yiddish poet and wartime
guerilla fighter, - A hero of the Vilna Ghetto,
Kaczerginski was 46 years old when he died in an air
disaster in Argentina last April 27.
TERROR MEETS TRAGIC DEATH"
Szmerka (pronounced Shmerka) Kaczerginski, well-known
Yiddish writer (shown in the above photo on right) as he
appeared as a partisan in Lithuania during World War II,
who was killed in a recent plane crash in Argentina.
Pictured with Kaczerginski is Abba Kovner, commander of
an underground outfit which harassed the Nazis in
Kaczerginski obituary (in Yiddish)
Forward, Art Section, 9 May 1954.
Yiddish transliteration of above obituary and its
hot ibergelebt di nazi groyln un iz umgekumen in an
eksident. --- Shmerke Kaczerginski, der bavuster poet un
kultur-tuer, a partizaner-held fun der vilner geto,
velkher iz geharget gevorn in an eroplan-krakh in
argentine farachtogen dinstik (dem 27stn april).
Kaczerginski iz alt gevorn 46 yor. er hot zikh gemakht
a nomen in der yidisher literatur als eyner fun der
shrayber-grupe "yung vilne", vos iz oyfgekumen mit 25
yor tsurik. Beys der milkhome, ven er hot zikh gefunen
in vilne, iz Kaczerginski gevorn a partizan un hot
gekemft in di litvishe velder kegn hitler's makhbolim.
He survived the Nazi
horrors and perished in an accident.
--- Shmerke Kaczerginski, the well-known poet and
culture activist, a hero partisan from the Vilna ghetto,
who was killed in an airplane crash in Argentina a week
ago Tuesday (April 27th). Kaczerginski was 46 years
old. He made his name in the Yiddish literature as one
member of the writer's group "Yung Vilne," which came
into existence 25 years ago. During the war, when he
found himself in Vilna, Kaczerginski became a partisan
and fought in the Lithuanian forests against Hitler's