Mizrachi movement, and was an active member for many years prior to arriving in Drohitchin. He identified with the right-wing of Mizrachi, and was very sympathetic to the Revisionist Movement. In Drohitchin he was one of the leaders of Mizrachi.
Shmuel, his wife and daughters were all killed. May G-d avenge their blood!
Chaim Shulman (May G-d avenge his blood)
Chaim Shulman was from Motele, where he was in business and a leader of the Mizrachi movement. After World War I he married Reichla (a daughter of Shlomo Piasetsky from Lezitkevich) who died young, leaving him with two small children. Chaim had three additional children from a second wife.
Chaim Shulman tried going into business in Drohitchin (he opened a shoe business), but was unsuccessful, so he decided to become a religious teacher. Until the destruction of Drohitchin he served as a teacher at the Talmud Torah while also serving as the secretary of Mizrachi, to which he was very devoted, belonging to its left wing.
In 1942, when the German murderers slaughtered the Jews of Drohitchin, Shulman and his family were in hiding out under the floor of his house. The hideout had been prepared earlier. Shulman was also able to smuggle his family out of Drohitchin together with a few other Jews, and hide out in a trench in the Somenishcha Forest a few miles from town.
Winter arrived with bitter cold, and Chaim suffered from frostbite on his feet. Out of desperation to save himself he warmed himself by a fire, resulting in gangrene and open infected wounds. He died from his pain and suffering in the ditch in the Somenishcha Forest. His eldest son and several other Jewish boys went to look for food to stay alive; he collapsed and died from fear.
Shulman's wife and the remaining 4 children died one after the other from exposure, cold, hunger and suffering at the hands of the enemy. The remaining Jewish boys buried Shulman and his wife and children in the Somenishcha Forest. May G-d avenge their deaths!
Shmuel Artshis Baum
[photo:] R. Smuel Artshis (Baum)
Shmuel, son of Aharon Baum, or Shmuel Artshis, was from an old Drohitchin family. He was a religious school teacher his whole life, teaching children mostly the basics of Hebrew and Torah. R. Shmuel was an expert in his field, and his work with the children had results.
R. Shmuel died on 13 Tishrei, [Sept. 29] 1917 at the age of 85. His wife's name was Esther, and they had seven children: Hershel, Beila, Sheina Sarah, Aharon Asher, Yeshayahu and Breina.
Isaac Kolnick, (May G-d avenge his blood)
Isaac Kolnick was from Libeshei, near Pinsk. During World War I he settled in Drohitchin, and married his wife, Miriam Itka, the daughter of Naches and Yoshpa Burstein. After the War he worked briefly as a teacher at the Moriah School, and later ran his own kheder at the chassidic shtibel for beginning Talmud students, though officially it was affiliated with the Talmud Torah.
Kolnick and his wife and daughter Peshka were all killed. May G-d avenge their blood!
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