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Sack, Israellocked

(15 September 1883–04 May 1959)
  • Elizabeth Stillinger

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Sack, Israel (15 September 1883–04 May 1959), antiques dealer, was born in Kovna (now Kaunas), Lithuania, the son of Abraham Zak. His mother’s name is unknown. Under Russian rule Lithuanian Jews suffered from religious, political, and economic intolerance, and Sack’s prosperous merchant family was no exception. Sack recalled that in 1894, the year Nicholas II became czar, “the position of the Jewish people began to get worse,” and he resolved that when he was old enough he would go to America....

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