Horowitz, Ber: 1895-1942

July 17, 1895 – October 2, 1942

Born to village people in the woods of Maidan in West Carpathians, Horowitz showed art talent early on. He went to gymnazie in Stanislavov, and then served in Austrian army WWI, where he was a medic to Italian prisoners of war. He studied medicine in Vienna and was published in many Yiddish newspapers. Fluent in several languages, he translated Polish, and Ukranian to Yiddish. He wrote poetry in Yiddish. There are two different versions of his murder in 1942: 1) killed by Nazis with nine thousand other Jews in Stanislavov, 2) killed by peasants in his home village and birthplace of Maidan.