MOYSHE HELD (b. March 31, 1901)
He was born in Jassy, Romania. He studied in religious elementary school, yeshiva, and a Romanian lycée. He studied medicine in Jassy and Italy, and he was practicing as a doctor from 1927. He was active in the Communist Party. In 1976 he began publishing articles, memoirs, and stories in Naye prese (New press) in Paris, Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) in Warsaw, Bukareshter shriftn (Bucharest writings), and Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom) in New York. In book form: Fun der royter brik in der velt aroys, dertseylungen (From the red bridge to the outside world, stories) (Bucharest: Kriterion, 1980), 178 pp.
Sources: Yulyan Shvarts, in Naye prese (Paris) (March 31, 1971); Y. Kara, in Morgn frayhayt (New York) (June 14, 1981).
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 221.