Sunday, 17 January 2016


LEYB BLEKHMAN (September 1874-August 25, 1962)
            He was born in Tshashnik (Čašniki), Byelorussia.  His Americanized surname became: Blek.  He studied in religious primary school and yeshiva.  From his youth he was active in the Bund.  On many occasions he was arrested for Bundist activities.  His Party name was “Abram der Tate” (Abram, the father).  In book form: Bleter fun mayn yugnt, zikhroynes fun a bundist (Pages from my youth, memoirs of a Bundist) (New York: Unzer tsayt, 1959), 299 pp.  He died in New York.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 92.

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