Russian financier and philanthropist; born in Indura (commonly called by Russian Jews "Amdur"), government of Grodno, in 1826; died in Teplitz, Bohemia, Sept. 3, 1896. He was a prominent business man of Grodno, where he settled early in life, and was known over Russia as the farmer of the Korobka (meat-tax) in many of the large cities of the empire. The government rewarded him for his various business enterprises and charities with a gold medal and with the title of hereditary honorary citizen. He spent more than 100,000 rubles for charitable institutions.

  • Luaḥ Aḥiasaf, 5658 (1897-98), pp. 317-318;
  • E. Ephrati, Dor we-Dorshaw, Wilna, 1889, pp. 58-59.
H. R.P. Wi.
Images of pages