Samuel L. Shneiderman, June 15, 1906 - October 8, 1996
S. L. Shneiderman was born in Kazimierz, Poland, and educated at Warsaw
University. In 1931 he became the Paris correspondent for a group of Jewish
dailies in Poland. He then covered the Spanish Civil War, about which he wrote
a two-volume account.
In 1940 Mr. Shneiderman came
to the United States and acquired American citizenship in 1949. He edited the
first chronicle of life and death in the Warsaw Ghetto, The
Diary of Mary Berg, as well as the war memoirs of
Gemma LaGuardia Gluck, sister of New York City's Mayor
books Between Fear and
Hope and The Warsaw Heresy were acclaimed
as major contributions to the understanding of the turbulent events in Communist
Poland. His documentary film "The Last
Chapter" was hailed by The New York Times as "the most graphic and
eloquent recollection of the thousand-year history of Poland's Jews."
Mr. Shneiderman was a regular contributor to the Jewish Daily
Forward in New York and to Yiddish dailies throughout the world.
His writings appeared in Midstream (New
York), L'Arche (Paris), and Al Hamishmar (Tel Aviv). Past
president of the Yiddish P.E.N., Mr. Shneiderman lived in New York.
Son of Abraham and Chana (Mandelbaum) Sznajderman; March 25, 1933 married Eileen
(Hala) Szymin, born March 15, 1908 (daughter of an pioneering publisher of
Jewish and Hebrew books in Warsaw), and went to live in Paris; came to the
United States in 1940, naturalized citizen, 1949. Moved to Ramat Aviv, Israel,
1994. Died October 8, 1996.
Children: Helen Shneiderman Sarid (1937- ),
married Haim Sarid, 1965, Ramat Aviv, Israel (teaches English at Tel Aviv
University), sons Yechiel, Daniel, Ariel; Ben Shneiderman (1947- ), Washington,
DC (Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland), daughters Sara
Home: 5 Lachower Street, Ramat Aviv, Israel, +972-3-641- 1576,
and 280 Ninth Avenue (15D), of New York, NY 10001.