Friday, 8 January 2016


LEYZER (ELIEZER) BASH (b. July 28, 1918)
            He was born in Akna-Sugatag, Hungary.  He studied in religious elementary school and yeshiva, later graduating from a Hebrew seminary in Czernowitz.  Over the years 1940-1948, he was confined to Soviet camps.  He then moved to Canada.  He began writing in 1955 for Keneder odler (Canadian eagle), publishing also in Amerikaner (American) in New York, Der veg (The way) in Mexico City, and Idishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper) in Buenos Aires.  His work includes: Farborgene profiln (Hidden profiles) (Montreal, 1978), 263 pp.; Unter stalins yokh (Under Stalin’s yoke) (Montreal, 1980), 376 pp.

Source: Kh. L. Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 60.

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