Sunday, 17 January 2016


MIKHEL BEN-AVROM (March 30, 1921-2007)
            He was born in Shedlets (Siedlce), Poland.  His family name was originally Vaynapel.  He studied in religious elementary school, as well as Jewish and Polish public schools.  In 1940 he graduated from a Russian middle school in Soviet Russia where he spent WWII.  He returned in 1946 to Poland and in 1957 made aliya to Israel.  He published articles on theater and art in Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) in Warsaw, as well as Letste nayes (Latest news) and Lebns-fragn (Life issues) in Tel Aviv, among others.  He was for many years the Yiddish news broadcaster on Kol Yisrael, the Israeli Radio.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 93.

(Here is a video recording of Ben-Avrom leading a chorus in the Internationale in Yiddish:

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