MENDL BALBERISHSKI (1895-November 19, 1966)
Born in Vilna, he studied in religious elementary school, as well as a Russian public school and high school. He studied pharmacology at the Universities of Vilna and Warsaw where he graduated in 1928. He later lived in Lodz. He was active in the Folkspartey (People’s party). He survived the Vilna ghetto and by 1949 he was living in Melbourne. He published articles in: Vilner tog (Vilna day), Lodzher nayer folksblat (Lodz new people’s newspaper), and Der yudisher handverker (The Jewish artisan) in Warsaw. He was co-editor of the popular monthly Oyfboy (Construction) in Lodz (1927-1930). In book form: Shtarker fun ayzn, iberlebungen in der hitler-tkufe (Stronger than iron, experiences from the era of Hitler) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1967), 628, 12 pp. He died in Melbourne.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 51.