Monday, 14 March 2016


AVROM-MORTKHE HIRSH (b. June 6, 1906)
            He was born in Sighetu Marmației, Transylvania.  His great-grandfather was a descendant of the Rambam.  His father was a grain merchant and a student of Talmud.  Hirsh studied in religious primary school and yeshivas, but he also completed the sixth level of elementary public school.  He later read voluminously in world literature and began writing on his own—poetry, translations from ancient Hebrew poets, and articles about literature.  He contributed to and edited Idishe folksblat (Jewish people’s newspaper) in Munkatsh (Hung. Munkács) in 1929.  He published Marmarosher bleter (Marmației pages), 1930-1931, in which he ran the sections entitled “Fun ale ekn velt” (From every corner of the world) and “Literatur un visnshaft” (Literature and science).  In 1933 he published and edited in Sighetu Di yidishe velt (The Jewish world).  Over the years 1933-1935, he co-edited (with Yisroel-Dovid Izraeli) Oyfgang (Arise), also in Sighetu.  He was active in community life in Sighetu Marmației.  After 1940 we have no further information.

Source: Information from Leyzer Ran in New York and Leyzer Bash in Montreal, Canada.

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