About Prof. Chaim Nachman Shapira HY"D
Performances were given in the ghetto's
Police House, the former building of the Slobodka Yeshiva during the Shoah. They were
coordinated by the ghetto's director of education and culture, the
noted linguist Chaim Nachman Shapiro
Prior to the war he worked at the Department of Semithology at the University of Kaunas
the Great University began its work at the
beginning of 1926 when its Head became Dr. Nachman Shapira. The
Department trained teachers for Jewish schools. In 1932 the decree of
the President of Lithuania conferred to Dr. N. Shapira a degree of the
Associate professor. N. Shapira was a prominent scholar. He wrote a
lot of scientific articles, several monographs. His "Modern Hebrew
Literature" (I part) was simultaneously published in Kaunas and Tel
Aviv (in 1940). The second edition was published in already
independent Israel in 1967. November 25
During the Shoah The Education Office was established under direction of cultural leader
Chaim Nachman Shapiro. Shapiro also launches a secret archival project
and encourages artists and writers to begin documentary efforts.
linguist Chaim Nachman Shapiro and his family were killed at Fort IX
after being led to believe they were to have safe passage to
Switzerland. 1943 December 2
Khaim Shapiro was born in Russia (USSR) in 1900 to Avraham and Rakhel. He was an university professor and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Kowno, Lithuania. Khaim perished in 1942 in Kowno, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left).by his sister in law
חיים נחמן (תרנ"ה-תש"ד) - ת"ח ומלומד. למד באוניברסיטת וינה בלשנות שמית ופילוסופיה וב-1925 קיבל את תארו האקדמי. מאותה שנה מרצה ללשונות שמיות באוניברסיטת קובנה עד 1940. כל השנים בפעילות ציונית בליטא. הד"ר חיים נחמן, אשתו רעיה, ובנם, איתמר, בן הארבע עשרה, הוצאו להורג במהלך חודש כסלו תש"ד.
הד"ר חיים נחמן, אשתו רעיה, ובנם, איתמר, בן הארבע עשרה, הוצאו להורג במהלך חודש כסלו תש"ד.