Wednesday, 6 January 2016


NOKHUM (NACHUM) ALPERT (September 16, 1913-September 1989)
            He was born in Slonim, Byelorussia, and graduated from a Jewish public school there and a Jewish school of design in Vilna in 1934.  Over the years 1944-1947, he studied in middle school and the institute of art in Erevan, Armenia.  From 1948 he was in Vilna and from 1978 in New York.  He wrote poetry and articles concerning art and Yiddish writers for Sovetish heymland (Soviet homeland) in Moscow, Naye prese (New press) in Paris, and Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom), Algemeyne zhurnal (General journal), and Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture) in New York.  He was preparing for publication: Umkum un yidishe kamf in slonim (Destruction and Jewish struggle in Slonim).  (Translator’s note. I have been unable to locate the original, but an English translation, entitled The Destruction of Slonim Jewry, by Max Rosenfeld appeared in New York in 1989.)

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 538.

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