Wednesday, 20 January 2016


YOYSEF BERNFELD (May 16, 1893-May 10, 1972)
            A researcher on the Yiddish language, he was born in Kolomaye, Galicia.  For many years he lived in Czernowitz, where he received his doctoral degree in Germanic philology from Czernowitz University.  After WWII he settled in Paris.  He wrote scholarly articles in the Yiddish press.  His last twenty years, he worked on a Yiddish translation of the Iliad.  He died in Paris.

Sources: Goldene keyt (Tel Aviv) (1972), p. 262; M. Valdman, in Lebns-fragn (New York) (May-June 1972).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 110.

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