Friday, 15 January 2016


SHLOYME BLOND (b. December 5, 1897)
            He was born in Tismenits (Tysmenytsya), Galicia.  He graduated from public school in Tismenits and from high school in Tlumach (Tlumacz).  During WWII he was saved by being hidden by a Christian.  In 1948 he made aliya to Israel.  Among his books: Tismenits, a matseyve af di khurves fun a farnikhteter yidisher kehile (Tysmenytsya, a monument on the ruins of a destroyed Jewish community) (Tel Aviv: Hamenorah, 1974), 262 pp., in Yiddish and Hebrew; Ḥaside umot haolam (Righteous among the nations), accounts of those saved from death, concerning the Christians who saved them (Tel Aviv, 1983), 395, 164 pp.—in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 87.

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