Monday, 24 October 2016


            He was born in Kalushin (Kałuszyn), near Warsaw, Poland.  He studied in religious elementary school and through self-study acquired secular knowledge.  He moved to Warsaw in his youth, became a typesetter in the publishing house of Haynt (Today), and at the same time was active in the labor movement.  During WWII he lived in Soviet Russia.  In 1945 he returned to Poland, was a typesetter for Dos laye lebn (The new life) in Lodz, and there published reportage pieces and short stories.  He was later a regular contributor to Folks-shtime (Voice of the people) (Lodz-Warsaw).  He was editor of the memoir publication Lukover kdoyshim un heldn (Martyrs and heroes of Łuków) (Lodz, 1947), 48 pp. and co-editor of Pinkes fun yidishe druker in poyln (Records of Jewish publishers in Poland) (Warsaw, 1949), 185 pp.  In the latter he wrote about “the founders of publishing in Jewish culture” and offered portraits and memoirs of Yiddish publishing life in Poland between the two world wars.  He was last living in Warsaw.

Sources: Kh. Finkelshteyn, in Fun noentn over (New York) 2 (1956), p. 210; Y. Shayn, in Unter der fon fun k.p.p. (Under the banner of the Communist Party of Poland) (Warsaw, 1959), p. 325.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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