Wednesday, 6 January 2016


DOVID BAS (June 10, 1914-1992)
            Born in Bialystok, he graduated from a Hebrew middle school there and the Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Vilna.  During WWII, he roamed off to Soviet Russia, spending two years in prison.  He later was in a survivors’ camp in Austria.  From 1951 he was living in New York, and in 1971 he made aliya to Israel.  There he worked in the library of Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial) in Jerusalem.  In the mid-1960s, he published sketches in Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor) in New York.  He contributed to the series of bibliographical volumes of Yad Vashem and YIVO concerning the Holocaust (New York, 1960-1970).  He edited the Biblyografye fun yidishe bikher vegn khurbn un gvure (Bibliography of Yiddish books concerning the Holocaust and heroism) (New York: Yad Vashem-YIVO, 1970, no. 11), supplementary to volume 3 in the series.  In Kovets yad hashem (Collection of Yad Vashem) (Jerusalem, 1972-1973), he published a listing of memorial books which appeared between 1943 and 1972.  He was also the author of Dertseylungen (Stories) (Jerusalem, 1984), 205 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 53.

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