R' Yisroel Tankhum HaCohen Fortman, ABD Zezmer

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R' Yisroel Tankhum HaCohen Fortman, ABD Zezmer

Birthdate:
Death: circa 1944 (45-62)
Zezmer, Lithuania (perished in the Holocaust)
Immediate Family:

Son of Shimon Ioselevich Fortman and Henya Roshka Fortman
Husband of Srah Yehudit (Iudis) Fortman
Brother of Rabbi Shimshon Zelig Fortman, HaCohen; Son 3 Fortman; N.N. Noschik; Son 4 Fortman; Son 5 Fortman and 1 other

Occupation: Rabbi
Managed by: Susan Haas
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About R' Yisroel Tankhum HaCohen Fortman, ABD Zezmer

His brother Reb Yisroel Tanchum הי”ד, was the Rav in Shvekshna, and son-in-law of Reb Benzion Zev Krenitz – previous Rav in Shvekshn. Rabbi Yisroel Tankhum haCohen Fortman became known afterwards as one of the outstanding rabbis of Lita (Lithuania, Latvia, and White Russia) in his capacity as rabbi of Shveksna and Zezmer (Ziezmariai). It was in Zezmer that he perished, with all the members of his family.

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