Thursday, 7 January 2016


YOYSEF D. (JOSEPH D.) BOST (b. February 3, 1912)
            He was born in Warsaw.  He graduated from high school in Otvosk (Otwock), Poland in 1930, and he was a teacher in a Polish school between 1930 and 1939.  He was studying, 1941-1942, at the medical institute in Gorky.  In 1947 he graduated from the medical faculty of Lodz University and in 1949 received the title of doctor of medicine from Lublin University.  He practiced in various cities of Poland until 1957, when he made aliya to Israel.  He published stories in Goldene keyt (Golden chain) in Tel Aviv, Loshn un lebn (Language and life) in London, Dorem-afrike (South Africa).  He also wrote for Polish newspapers.  In book form: Di fidlerin (The female violinist) (Tel Aviv, 1981), 145 pp.  His birth name was Yoysef Volshtin.

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 53-54.

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