Sunday, 17 January 2016


SHLOYME-ARN BLENKITNI (November 10, 1904-November 16, 1987)
            He was born in Krasnoshelts (Krasnosielc), Poland.  He studied in religious primary school and graduated from a public school.  From 1914 he was living in Pultusk (Pułtusk), Poland.  He survived WWII in Soviet Russia.  In 1949 he made aliya to Israel.  He was active in leftist Labor Zionism.  He was living in Petaḥ Tikva.  He wrote stories for Yisroel shtime (Voice of Israel) in Tel Aviv.  He also published the book: Goyrl (iberlebungen fun a yidisher mishpokhe in tsveyte velt-milkhome) (Fate, the experiences of a Jewish family during WWII) (Tel Aviv: Peretz Publ., 1968), 359 pp.

Source: Y. Karmon, in Lamerḥav (Tel Aviv) (October 10, 1969).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 92-93.

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