Thursday, 7 January 2016


LEYB BOROVIK (b. November 4, 1914)
            He was born in Poretsh, near Grodno.  He studied in religious elementary school, later in a Tarbut high school in Grodno where he graduated from the Polish Jewish commercial school.  He survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps.  In 1949 he emigrated to the United States.  In 1950 he graduated from the Jewish teachers’ seminary in New York.  He was a teacher in public schools, the Kinneret Day School, and the Herzliya Seminary.  His first poems were published in 1938 in Di yidishe velt (The Jewish world) in Philadelphia, later in: Undzer veg (Our way), Tsukunft (Future), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), and Kinder-zhurnal (Children’s magazine)—all in New York; among others.  He also published [Hebrew-language] poems in Olam ḥadash (New world) and Lamishpaḥa (For the family)—both in New York.  In book form: Zibn zunen (Seven suns) (New York: Matones, 1980), 96 pp.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 57.

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