YANKEV OSHPIZ (October 1883-June 23, 1981)
Born in Sidilke, Volhynia, he attended religious primary school and later was an external student. In 1915 he emigrated to the United States. He lived in San Francisco, St. Louis, New York, and from 1934 Los Angeles. He was active in the leftist Jewish movement. His first published article appeared in Forverts (Forward), and he later placed pieces in Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom), Yidishe kultur (Jewish culture), and Zamlungen (Anthologies) in New York. In book form: Literarishe eseyen (Literary essays) (Los Angeles, 1978), 136 pp. He died in Los Angeles.