YITSKHOK HALPERN (1902-1942)
He was born in Grabove (Grajewo), Lodz district, Poland, into a working-class family. He studied in religious elementary school and public school, later becoming a laborer. For a time he lived in Vlotslavek (Włocławek), in Lodz, and thereafter until WWII in Warsaw. He published poetry, both lyrical and on revolutionary and labor-related themes, in Nayer folksblat (New people’s newspaper) in Lodz as well as in the provincial press. He also edited the poetry anthologies Af der shvel (At the threshold) (Warsaw), first anthology (1931) and second anthology (1932)—both 24 pp. He was killed during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
Source: Y. P. (Pat), in Vokhnshrift far literatur (Warsaw) (July 17, 1931).