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Rabbi David Lifshitz

Title: Rabbi David Lifshitz
Inclusive Dates: 1940's - 1980's
ID: RG 1589 
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4'; 2 5"ltr; 6 5"lgl; 3"x5"card box; 3"oversize
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Rabbi Lifshitz was born in Minsk. He succeeded his father-in-law, in 1935, as the (last) Rabbi in Suwalk. Escaped the Nazi deportation of Jewish residents in late 1939. Managed to emigrate to the U.S. c.1940. In 1942 became the head of a Yeshiva at the Hebrew Theological College (Chicago) and later the same at Yeshiva University (New York). Very active in the Independent Suwalker Benevolent Association and the  Suwalk & Vicinity Relief Committee of New York. Traveled after WW II to Suwalk. Died in Cleveland, Ohio in August 1947
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Acquisition Note: Chaya Lifshitz (Mrs. Chiam) Waxman
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