MOTL TAFT (b. March 29, 1905)
He was born in Volhynia, Ukraine. He studied in religious primary school and in a high school, later becoming a bookkeeper. He lived in Warsaw until 1939. He published poems in the Warsaw-based Folkstsaytung (People’s newspaper) and Foroys (Onward), among others. He wrote scenic reportage pieces that were staged by well-known Yiddish artists. During WWII he lived in Biysk, Siberia. For a short time after the war, he worked with the theater in Shtchetshin (Szczecin), Poland. He spent the years 1946-1949 in the refugee camp of Bad Reichenhall, Germany. There he worked as co-editor of the camp bulletin, Der morgn (The morning), printed in Romanized transcription. He also translated poems from Polish into Yiddish. He was last living in Israel.
Source: Folkstsaytung (Warsaw) (August 13, 1937).