YISROEL BERKOVITSH (ISRAIL BERCOVICI) (December 20, 1921-1988)
He was born in Botoșani, Romania. He studied dentistry and later graduated from university. Over the years 1955-1982, he was the literary manager of the Bucharest Yiddish State Theater. He was the author and reviewer of variety shows. He edited Ikuf-bleter (Pages from IKUF [Jewish Cultural Association]), 1948-1953, in Bucharest. For that serial as well as for Vegvayzer (Guide), he wrote articles and poems. In book form: In di oygn fun a shvartser kave, lider (In the eyes of a [cup of] black coffee, poems) (Bucharest: Kriteryon, 1974), 113 pp.; Hundert yor yidish teater in rumenye, 1876-1976 (A century of Yiddish theater in Romania, 1876-1976) (Bucharest: Kriteryon, 1976), 308 pp.; Fliendike oysyes, lider (Flying letters, poems) (Bucharest: Kriteryon, 1984), 64 pp.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 113.