Tuesday, 12 January 2016


ARN-HERSH BYALIN (April 18, 1897-April 28, 1978)
            He was born in Warsaw and studied in religious elementary school and yeshivas.  In 1914 he emigrated to the United States.  His first publication was an article in Di feder (The pen) in New York in 1931.  From that year, he was a frequent contributor to Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor).  In 1934 he published in Masn (The masses) in New York.  In 1957 he brought out a series of articles under the title “Fun mendelen biz leybikn in meksikaner lebn” (From Mendele to Leivick in Mexican life).  On the whole he wrote about Yiddish theater and Yiddish literature.  In book form: Moris shvarts un der idisher kunst-teater (Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theater) (New York: Biderman, 1934), 124 pp.; Sotsyalizm un ruzveltizm (Socialism and Rooseveltism) (New York: Biderman, 1956), 217 pp., second edition (1957); Shtet (Cities) (New York: Biderman, 1958), 138 pp.; Sholem ash (Sholem Asch) (Mexico City, 1959), 158 pp.  He died in New York.

Source: Zalmen Zilbertsvayg, Leksikon fun yidish teater (Handbook of the Yiddish theater), vol. 3.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 78.

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