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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Wind (1911-1990)

Journalist, educator.

Born at Sokoly, Poland in 1911, he worked as a journalist for the newspaper Der Morgen in Lemberg (Lvov) during the 1930s. During the Second World War, he lived for 18 months in a ghetto then went into hiding for 19 months. His entire family was killed in the Holocaust. After the war, he worked as a correspondent at Rome before emigrating to Canada in 1948 where he became one of the most distinguished Yiddish-language journalists in the country. He served as Managing Editor of the Daily Hebrew Journal in Toronto and Editor of the Israelite Press and Yiddishe Vort in Winnipeg. A noted scholar in Hebrew and Yiddish literature and Jewish philosophical thought, he was a principal of the Jewish school in San Diego, California and also taught school at Miami (Florida), Detroit (Michigan), Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan), Portage la Prairie, and Belleville (Ontario). He died at Regina, Saskatchewan on 15 March 1990 and was buried there.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1990, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2022

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