SHLOYME GERSON (b. 1920)
He was born in Rozvadov (Roswadów), Poland. He attended religious primary school, graduating from a public middle school. He studied painting in Lemberg. From 1957 he was living on Kibbutz Dafna and later in Jerusalem. He began writing poetry in Polish and from 1956 he switched to Yiddish. At the same time he was painting and had several exhibitions of his work. He published poetry, satires, and fables in: Yidishe shriftn (Yiddish writings) and Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw; Goldene keyt (Golden chain), Letste nayes (Latest news), Fraye yisroel (Free Israel), Lebns-fragn (Life issues), and Problemen (Issues)—in Tel Aviv. He also published two poetry collections in Polish.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 166.