Wednesday, 20 January 2016


PINKHES BERMAN (1892-August 12, 1974)
            He was born in Antopol, Polesye.  He moved to the United States and published poetry in Fraye gezelshaft (Free society), Fraye arbeter shtime (Free voice of labor), Kibetser (Joker), Kundes (Prankster), Forverts (Forward), Fraynd (Friend), Los andzheleser tsayt (Los Angeles times), Pasifishe folkstsaytung (Pacific people’s newspaper, 1921), and Keneder odler (Canadian eagle), among others.  In book form: Ofene fentster, lider (Open window, poems) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1960), 178 pp.  Libshaft, lider (Love, poetry) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1974), 342 pp.  Among his pen names: Pintshe and Pinikus.  He died in Los Angeles.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 109.

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