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Aaron Henkin

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Aaron Henkin (1901-1974) - the famous brigadier, a stevedore, the Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, a Holder of an Order of Lenin, the Red Banner, an author of dozen books and pamphlets on the organization of the best practices at the ports.
Aaron Henkin comes of a family of loaders. His father worked as a loading workman at the port of Odesa. After three years of studying, seven-year-old Aaron Henkin starts to work as a cleaner of ship boilers.

 

In 1935 he became a foreman of enlarged integrated brigade #211. Soon he became a colleague and a follower of the initiator of the Stakhanovite movement in water transport A.Petrash, and his team became one of the best not only in the port of Odesa, but also on the entire water transport.

 

As a follower of Petrash, Henkin was at the same time an innovator of specialized teams for individual production processes.


Before the Second World War, in 1939 he was appointed the Chief of the group to implement Stakhanovite methods at ports of the South.

 

After the liberation of Odesa in 1944 he returned to his native port as a stevedore-mentor. In 1945-1946 Henkin worked in Vienna and Budapest, where he organized special cargo shipping on the Danube River and the railway.

 

In the mid-50's Aaron Henkin returned to the port of Odessa and worked until his retirement in 1966.

 

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